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Ray's the Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
703-841-7297
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 300
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just like the Big Steakhouses

Love this place. It has a smaller menu of steak and seafood and everything is cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is more lively than the chain steakhouses. The food is fabulous the check is not as pricey as you would think. I recommend reservations after 7 but if you are a small party before then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Shalla412
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here many times and am always impressed with the food and service. It's not cheap but well worth it for what you get. I strongly recommend the Diablo steak.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Love this place. It has a smaller menu of steak and seafood and everything is cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is more lively than the chain steakhouses. The food is fabulous the check is not as pricey as you would think. I recommend reservations after 7 but if you are a small party before then you wont have too much... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Some of the best steak I've ever had, simply amazing. I've been 5+ times and never had a complaint about anything, from the food to the service. Example of what every restaurant should strive to be in terms of good food and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The service was good except that no one on their team must have been assigned to refill water glasses. There were two specials - hangar steak and salmon. My friend liked the salmon but the hangar steak was not as good as the inexpensive steak I can buy at my local grocery store. A smaller better steak would make a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were a party of 13, with reservations in advance, which are advised. We had excellent service from our waitress and her helpers. She even split the bill 4 ways for us. And remembered all of our orders! 4 of us got the hanger steak special, which was OK. 4 of us got more expensive steaks, ranging from $26-$45. Those... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Enter one door, then choose right (simple dining) or left (linen tablecloth dining). Prices are similar, food is virtually the same. Not an extended menu - mostly steaks, with a few others for non-carnivores. Both are good, both serve decent glasses of wine at reasonable prices. Try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Steak in the DC area can be an eye-wateringly expensive dinner. Ray's provides the quality, but without the overpriced bill to match. Highly recommended. Excellent wine list as well and knowledgable staff.

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Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Based on TripAdvisor saying that it's, "good for families" we made a reservation here for my birthday dinner. We arrive at the restaurant and were seated. We're given the menus - no kid's menu and nothing "kid friendly" (and by that I mean both price and portion size) on the menu. Not the end of the world, we got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ribeye was phenomenal, and so were the mashed potatoes, bread and spinach. I'm not even a huge steak person, either. Would recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I don't often choose to go out for a steak dinner but recently chose to dine at Ray's the Steaks to satisfy a craving. My friend and I arrived early for our reservation and were seated almost immediately. Our wine order was taken and delivered almost immediately. However, after about 30 minutes one of our waiters ( there were many)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-841-7297

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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