Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.8
2252 reviews
$31 to $50
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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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Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2252 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

First time to a Ruth’s Chris. I was expecting something fancier. Food and service excellent. Overall a good experience.

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KimL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Edwin our server was fantastic! Excellent meal

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vipBobG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. As always the food and service were outstanding. They made it even more special by decorating our table and presenting us with a card signed by all the staff in the restaurant. Very thoughtful. Ruth's Chris, especially this location and team, never disappoints.

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vipALT1
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Not great. Salads never came, we cancelled them. Lamb chops were very rare, ordered medium well. Sides were not hot. By the time lamb chops returned, they were over cooked and dry and everyone else had long since finished their meal. Fresh mint on menu was actually mint jelly.
Used to be a great place but our last few visits have been less than wonderful. Looking forward to Capital Grill opening close by.

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AmyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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KathyM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is great and our waitress was wonderful as always.

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TameyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Mason, was very attentive. Our food was delicious & our experience was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipRonaldC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Starting to go out again after Covid vaccinations. Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. “Ali” took great care of us and we would ask for him again. Despite having an Open Table Reservation the front desk staff tried to take us into the deepest darkest part of the place when many tables in the brightest part were unoccupied. When asked “why” we were told that the best tables had reservations. Well we said we did too and asked the lady to find us a better table. When she returned she sat us right next to the window. This has happened to us in other restaurants too, so we just have to stand our ground or find ourselves in the dark, next to the kitchen or the toilets. Just had to get this off my chest.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an Easter dinner for 6 and the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked exactly right and the sides were delicious. Tanya, our server, managed the service excellently. She was there when she needed to be and not obtrusive. She was very knowledgeable about the whole menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner was amazing!

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Prills
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

The service was excellent! The food did not hold up to what we have come to expect. The sides were not very good, were sloppy, and the wine gave us such a headache from it not being fresh.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on 25 March 2021

Prills, while we do agree that our servive is excellent, we want you to be equally satisfied with every course of your meal. So we can work to make things right, please reply to us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can reach out to you directly to discuss your concerns. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and my wife had never been and lived up to everything she thought it would be and more thank you

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vipChrisR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was fantastic. Our only issue was that we were seated in a corner in front of a door that was used to access the patio. The temperature outside was 45 degrees and some people were sitting outside. However every time the door opened it was a freezing at our table. After bringing not up with the staff they stopped using the door which made the experience pleasurable. They offered us a new table, but we were already eating.

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FreddyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Tanya was very attentive and courteous!

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vipnlkflyn
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very impressed with the Anniversary card on the table when we arrived!!!!! Food and service was incredible!!!!

My only complaint is that there was a louder group in the restaurant area that distracted our conversation because we were close to them. I think this group would have been better fit for the bar area and not the dining area.

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vipViennaJim
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sizzling steak was wonderful--just right med-rare

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When celebrating Ruth Chris is the best meal in town! Be prepared to pay more then normal but I have always walked away satisfied.

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JennyC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Ruth Chris. The food/wine was wonderful and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Told them it was my anniversary but got a happy birthday welcome lol... Asked for a medium, but got a well done

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on 18 March 2021

We realize that celebrations are special moments, so we are very concerned to hear that your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Would you please contact via private message and share more about your experience? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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vipMichelleS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Edwin was OUTSTANDING!!!!! Great meal and phenomenal service!

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brianthesealion
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food, but the wine list leaves so much to be desired. Mostly large-production wineries with "reliable" favorites rather than anything remotely exciting or nuanced. The service was almost too attentive until we wanted our check, and then they were nowhere to be found. Overall, though, a very solid experience. I would go back and recommend to a friend.

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DominiqueM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ali was a great waiter and the team took excellent care of us. The food was awesome! Every bite! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was decent, could have had a similar meal at outback for 1/3 of the price.

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FaubriciaG
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. This location was for my brother birthday. Service was quick fast, the meal was wonderful. And my surroundings were safe. There was a great amount of social distancing. But everything was respectful and prompt and very clean.

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KateS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Although we have gone to many of the other local RC's (Dupont, Bethesda) over the year and loved it, this was not an overall good experience. The service was excellent and when we were seated in front of the bathrooms, they were very nice about moving us. The bread and wine were good, the salads were ok. The mac and cheese with lobster was watery and tasteless. The potatoes were equally bad. The filet was good, but the ribeye was not. In fact, my husband was up all night sick and two days later still doesn't feel well. He thinks it was the steak. Very disappointed.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on 9 March 2021

KateS, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please know that we take reports like this very seriously, and we ask that you provide further detail. Please private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so we can speak with you and investigate this matter further. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food to complement birthday celebration. All accented by the excellent attentive service from Edwin.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Ruth Chris Fairfax is an excellent venue for a special occasion! They always treat us with excellent service, the food is fabulous and the staff is engaging. Highly recommend this establishment

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vipYumm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ali was absolutely amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. I made a note on open table we were celebrating a birthday and the table was decorated and we received a free dessert.

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MW1227
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We went to celebrate a birthday. We had a reservation but they were able to take us earlier. Host was very friendly and welcoming. Our waiter, Sean... top notch!! He was wonderful. We didnt feel rushed and his service was fantastic. We had two little ones and he was very accommodating to their needs. Thank you helping to make our birthday special! We will definitely be requesting to sit at your table next time we are at Ruth's Chris.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time going to a Ruth’s Chris and we were celebrating our 3 year anniversary. The location in Fairfax did not disappoint, we were amazed by the service, food, and ambiance. Our server Ali was amazing, attentive and extremely friendly! The staff decorated our table a little bit to celebrate our anniversary and it was a total surprise to us! The food was hands down the best steak I’ve had (also definitely get the sweet potato casserole). It also came out super quick! We could tell the restaurant was very busy but it still felt like an intimate dining experience. I would say if you’re looking to treat your significant other for an anniversary or birthday, this is a prime spot to do it. It’s definitely pricey, but you get what you pay for—phenomenal food and a phenomenal experience. We’ll definitely be coming back! Thanks for the great experience and for making our 3 year awesome!

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vipKaveh
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steakhouse in NoVa!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

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vipVinny
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and great service

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ReikiMamma
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at Ruth's Chris at Fairfax Corner is always excellent. I highly recommend!

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Justin
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love Ruth’s we make a point to go there every year around Valentine’s Day! We end up going with the Ruth’s Classic tonight and got the Cesar salad, filet with shrimp, potatoes (1 baked and 1 mashed), and a slide of the lobster Mac and cheese. Everything was freaking amazing, so much lobster in the Mac and cheese. Service was great as always, Mason who took care of us was awesome!

I will note that one of the steaks was slightly over cooked but as soon as we notified Mason he did everything in his power to make it right. We really appreciated it and it was more evidence that Ruth’s does everything think they can to go above and beyond. We will 100% be returning, as if there was even a question!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It’s a great place and the best steakhouse in Fairfax. Our service Edwin was amazing and the rest of the staff was super friendly, and attentive.

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Stacey
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect meal and perfect service! Looking forward to going back again.

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RobertaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious but very expensive. Definitely a place for special occasions only.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax is rated 4.8 stars by 2252 OpenTable diners.

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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 reservations at the moment.

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