We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
703-684-6010
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #10 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Glebe Rd
Transit: Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
Write a Review

134 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    40
    10
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have frequented RT's many times and every single time, I am in awe at how delicious the food is. Each time I bring someone there for the first time, they are taken back by how excellent the food tastes! This is my favorite spot to go to when I'm in the mood for some Louisiana/cajun cuisine! All entrees are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit and went there based on a recommendation, confirmed with research on TripAdvisor. The food was great. I had the Oysters Pinque (spelling??), something that I have never eaten, but I would eat it every time I return here. Nine fried oysters coupled with lump crab meat, with an exceptional sauce. My spouse had spicy crawfish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gwynn Oak, Maryland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I have frequented RT's over the past year. Enough visits that the waiter knows us and what my husband will order for his entrée since he loves their Shrimp Norman so much. I, however, like to try something different every time. On this visit I had one of the specials for the day - Stuffed Haddock with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My brother made reservations for the four of us for lunch on Christmas Eve, but the reservations were unnecessary because it wasn't very crowded. Nevertheless, in Washington it's always better to be prepared. I didn't know much about the restaurant (and still don't), so I can't speak to much beyond the quality of their food, service and cleanliness. My wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I recently had lunch at RT’s with co-workers. Two of them are originally from Mississippi and this is one of their favorite restaurants. I visited New Orleans many years ago so I was somewhat familiar with the cuisine that was on the menu. We started out with some Crab and Shrimp Beignets. They were different than what I remember having... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Central NJ, USA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What can I say? The food was REALLY GOOD. I had pecan crusted haddock which sat upon a pool of tasty buttery cream sauce. I'm pretty sure it wasn't healthy for my arteries, but my mouth enjoyed it enough to make up for it. My son had jambalaya which was surprisingly made with penne pasta, but he asked if it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had not been to RT's for awhile but it was as good as I remembered. The Jack Daniels Shrimp is always a great beginning and both the Trout Orleans and Oysters Nezpique are outstanding. I'd also recommend the shrimp & crab etouffee and crab & crawfish imperial. The atmosphere is comfortable, the service is attentive, the parking is easy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've always been particular about my gumbo- I only like my mothers, but the Gumbo at RT's was delicious. Don't miss the crab and shrimp beignets

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
609 reviews 609 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Extra fine plus a restaurant with service to match. Tip, try the Muscadet wine with a Sauteed Shrimp & Lump Crabmeat lunch. This is a great match. I have eaten here at least a dozen times and never had a bad meal. This is a place that has not stood still. Still innovating to prepare new and exciting foods.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were heading downtown for dinner, but 395 was jammed so we headed towards home. "How about RT's?" It had been a while, but it was just as I remembered. Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding. My crawfish with red beans and rice were very good as was my wife's shrimp and crab étouffée. The service was good and bill not outrageous.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed RT's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to RT's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about RT's Restaurant

Address: 3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
Phone Number: 703-684-6010
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from RT's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?