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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, but not Capital Grille

I have been wanting to check this place out for a while. I have heard such good things. For the most part it was a good experience and the food was good. My steak was good, but not the best I've ever had. Yes, this place is not fancy and I don't usually go for "fancy" but if I want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been wanting to check this place out for a while. I have heard such good things. For the most part it was a good experience and the food was good. My steak was good, but not the best I've ever had. Yes, this place is not fancy and I don't usually go for "fancy" but if I want... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My birthday was the excuse we need to visit Ray's, which we had been talking about doing for several years. Our meal exceeded our expectation, with a superb New York Strip and a Filet Mignon. Excellent service, served our wine we brought with us. Bringing out own win and sharing an appetizer -- out the door for about $100 plus... More 

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Thank wilkins99
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A long time friend of mine was visiting from out of town and we were looking for a great place to have steak. Ray's the Steaks is usually a steakhouse you hear mentioned a lot, but we'd never been. Suffice it to say, it was delicious. I'd definitely recommend Ray's the Steaks if you're in the mood for some superior... More 

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Hamilton Ontario
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108 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I LOVE this steakhouse! Words can't explain how much I adore them. You HAVE to get their Blue Cheese Sauce....it is undeniably the best sauce I have had in my life. It goes so nicely with a big juicy steak. Yes, it is pricey, but I don't even think about it since I only get to this place twice a... More 

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Thank Sarah L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best steaks and best value in the DC area. Great ambiance too. We met friends for dinner and the service, food and environment were great. Noise levels were fine - conversation was easy.

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Thank J.Y. P
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little apprehensive about taking our kiddos with us but it worked out well. The family style servings were great. We even ordered a few more sides. I enjoyed the steaks -- they are grass fed, grain finished. I would have preferred 100% grass fed but I will say they were better than Ruth's Chris. I never get... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are top quality steaks the Ray's ages in house to perfection. The ambiance is just right for a steakhouse as is the service. And when we ordered more than we could eat they put it all in a nice doggy bag and included all fresh sides to go with the left over steak. Prices are great, too.

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Thank Robert H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been highly rated in local magazines, such as the Washingtonian. I ordered a steak and my husband ordered scallops. Both of our meals were pretty good. But it did not meet the stellar expectations that we had. I would not call the food amazing, nor would I call the ambience stellar. The restaurant was crowded and loud,... More 

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Thank Carla M
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Rays a few weeks ago. Delicious steaks, with family style creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Tasty food, good service. Servers were good about explaining the differences between types of steak, and also how they cook them.

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Thank dianeallard
Stephens City, Virginia
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Ray's several times now. I am always looking for a great steak house, and am not afraid of paying well for a great steak. Fortunately, although still a bit pricy, a great steak dinner here will not break the bank. Although the ambiance may not be as plush as other steakhouses, it's still very nice. But, the... 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: Steakhouse, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?