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“Fabulous flavor!” 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 #27 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous flavor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Ray's meat is superb. We had the Cowboy steak...perfectly prepared. Crab bisque also amazing. Downgraded service because 1st table we were escorted to by hostess at the back of a cavernous room with no other diners. Asked for another table & were happy with the location. Keith, our server, was very good. We'll go back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ray's the Steaks is my favvorite steak house, bar none. I always order the Cowboy Ribeye and am never disappointed. The complimentary sides are not only good, they save money. Service is always top notch. Ray's is an overall gem, with great food and service at reasonable prices.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best value in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Better steaks than the chains at about 2/3 the price with sides. The wine list is broad and well priced. You can keep Morton's, Ruth's Chris and the Capital Grille (although I'll admit to liking the Capital Grille). palm still rules when it coems to lobster and a great martini, but give me Ray's when I crave a great steak.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not at ALL what I was expecting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My family LOVES Rays to the Third but on his birthday they were only serving burgers so we decided to try Rays the Steaks. As with Rays the Third the ambiance leaves a little to be desired, it's very stark white with black accents. The menu had an interesting variety of steaks but it was hard to read (font too small) and it was disorganized. The service was just okay and when I ordered a diet coke it came to the table in a plastic bottle like I would get at Subway. The waiter didn't even pour it into the glass for me. The food was marginal at best. Our steaks were fatty and gristly, my husband left half on the plate because it was inedible. The mashed potates were not made from real potatoes but rather some box mix. For the price we paid I feel like I could have gotten better service and a better meal at a Longhorn Steakhouse. We will not be returning to this establishment.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Best steakhouse ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious, much better than Morton's or Ruth's Chris. I'm normally not a steakhouse visitor because I feel that most are overpriced, but I would definitely visit here again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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