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Ray's the Steaks

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
703-841-7297
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Ranked #15 of 680 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Trip Advisor ratings are well deserved for Ray's. The food served was excellent and well worth the money spent. We were also happy with the fact that even though we had no reservations for a Saturday night they managed to seat us within 20 minutes. Our only complaint would have been about the dining area itself. We found the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by concierge at our hotel. Relaxed informal atmosphere with a fantastic menu. The steak was amazing and the waiters certainly knew their stuff. The house mash and creamy spinach were to die for...need that recipie!! Staff were attentive and the restaurant had a fantastic wine list. Great dinner with every plate wiped clean...definitely coming... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After reading great reviews about Rays, we decided to treat our boys to some great steak. Too bad it wasn't great! Loud atmosphere and poor service made us feel like we were dining at a Ponderosa not a high end steak house.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beside the steak was tender as we ordered but no left impression. The waitress made it clear that "no substitute" for the side dishes of marsh potato and spinach which were creamy and fatty. We made a mistake of ordering scallop that was smelly and tasteless. The host was cold. The waitress was friendly enough but not attentive since she's... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I prefered rays over BLT. The sides were yummy and everything about the place was authentic and down to earth. Dont expect fusion frills just straight forward steak. Thats what makes it worth the visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ray Landrum is a steak perfectionist and I'm so happy to live near his restaurants. His food quality and prices have been unbeatable since he opened his first place many years ago and continue to shine. Ruth's Chris, The Palm, Morton's and others (even Peter Luger in NYC) charge twice as much for meat that is not as good but... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been going to Ray's the Steaks since it was located in the strip mall in Rosslyn years ago. Ray's consistently served really excellent quality steaks, always prepared to the exact request and extremely reasonably priced. I'm very picky about the done-ness of my steak and few restaurants get it right the first time, let alone consistently. At Ray's I've... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was impressed with the complimentary sides, although I ordered additional sides with my colossal lump crab. My meal was delightful.

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

A terrific restaurant. You go here for the meal. No ambience, but excellent service, extensive wine list, reasonably priced at. Side dishes are served family-style. The steaks are the reason for the choice to come here. Very good. This is the place we go to celebrate a birthday or introduced meat-eater guests to a good experience. We have never been... More

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Curepipe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had one of the best medium rare steak over there with a good red. I like it there. The atmosphere was ok, the service not bad.

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