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“The best steak for the money in DC!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ray's the Steaks

Ray's the Steaks
2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
703-841-7297
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Ranked #3 of 660 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews
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“The best steak for the money in DC!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I've been to Ray's the Steaks several times over the last 6 months. The steaks are fantastic, and for a fraction of the cost of other steakhouses in DC. I've been to Charlie Palmers and The Prime Rib and the meet didn't compare and it was 2-3 times the cost. While the service at rays doesn't compare to the 5 star places, the reduced cost more than makes up for it.

Rays is a good place for small parties. They do not handle large parties very well though. I had reservations for 12 and we ended up waiting over 30 minutes for our table. Dinner was still good, but the wait kind of spoiled the mood.

Despite Rays shortcomings, this is still one of my favorite DC area restaurants. Truly a hidden gem!

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Virginia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Institutional but good food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very little atmosphere in this crowded and busy restaurant. Waiters are fast and efficient and food is tasty if somewhat generic. It's easy to get rushed through the meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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“Great steaks - half the price of other steak houses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Terrific meal - steak and 2 sides come with it - delicious wines by the glass or bottle - very reasonably priced. Steak with 2 glasses of wine and all sides < $50 pp.

Visited March 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Good steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Reasonable price for a good steak. This is much more up scale than an Outback steak house. You can go casual but many people were in suites so I felt a little under dressed.

Visited March 2012
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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

went here to celebrate a new job. Delicious. The portions are huge and the sides are great. Very reasonable for all the food you get. good serivce.

Visited September 2012
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