Visited my daughter and son-in-law in northern Virginia. They suggested ray’s the steaks. We had an 8 pm reservations. walked in, very crowded but were seated within 5 minutes at a nice corner table. Our server, dana T, #132 was very personable and helpful. Cute smile as well.
My wife had the scallops which could have been cooked just 1 minute longer but were very good. The kids had sidekick steaks which were very good. I tasted it. In my opinion, they all could have been a bit hotter but it was a crowded Saturday night. Wine prices very reasonable and sides are included. Dana said we could refill sides at no cost, which we did with the creamed spinach and mashed potatoes.
Rays is a good deal. the cost for all four of us with a bottle of wine, tax and tip $200.. a relative bargain. I started with the French onion soup which was excellent. I do prefer a thick layer of cheese on top. This version just had some grated cheese on it. My big mistake was that I ordered the hanger steak onglet. This is not a traditional looking steak but a round piece of meat that looked like a cow tongue. I was turned off by its look and again, could have been hotter but that was my mistake in ordering it instead of the sidekick. We also ordered one dark chocolate mousse which was excellent.
Would I go back… very definitely. Good prices, service and food.