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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

LUNCH MENU
Soups & Gumbos
She Crab Soup
Rich & Creamy with a hint of Cajun Spice
Cup $6.95
Bowl $7.95
Alligator Stew
Topped with Chopped Egg & a Touch of Sherry
Cup $6.95
Bowl $7.95
Creole Clam Chowder
With Shrimp, Crawfish, Oysters, Crab, Tasso & Fresh Fish
Cup $6.95
Bowl $7.95
Chicken & "Comeaux" Andouille Gumbo
Cup $6.95
Bowl $7.95
Sides
Corn Maque Choux
$3.95
Red Beans and Rice
$5.95
Cole Slaw
$3.95
Potato Salad
$3.95
PRIVATE LUNCH PARTY MENU A
22.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Appetizers
Choice of One
She Crab Soup
Our Original Recipe
Mixed Green Salad
With Creole Mustard Dressing
Entrees
Choice of One
Smothered Catfish
Fried and Topped with Shrimp Etouffee. Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice.
Pan Roasted Maine Salmon
On a Bed of Horseradish Cream Topped with Tomato-Corn Salsa Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
Grilled "Flat Iron" Steak
6 oz. Steak Served with French Fries
Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken
With a Creole Mustard Sauce Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
Desserts
Choice of One
Chocolate Mousse or Bread Pudding
PRIVATE LUNCH PARTY MENU B
19.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Salad
Mixed Green Salad
Served With Creole Mustard Dressing
Entrees
Choice of One
Southern Fried Catfish
Lightly Dusted in Corn Flour Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
Shrimp Etouffee
Gulf Shrimp "Smothered" Cajun Style Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken
With a Creole Mustard Sauce Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
All Lump Crabcake Sandwich
Served with French Fries
Desserts
Choice of One
Bread Pudding
Topped with Chantilly Cream
Cofee, Tea or Soda
DINNER MENU
Appetizers
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
Drizzled with a Steen’s Cane Syrup Glaze & Served on a bed of Cajun Onion Straws
$11.95
Oysters Half Shell*
Six Local Prime Oysters served with Cocktail Sauce
$12.95
Crawfish & Shrimp Beignets
Served on a bed of Garlic Aioli
$10.95
Southern Fried Calamari
With Spicy Cajun Remoulade
$11.95
Fried Oysters and Horseradish Cream
Served over Horseradish Cream Sauce with Fresh Tomato Corn Salsa
$11.95
Oysters Rockefeller
Four Oysters Topped with Creamed Spinach, Chopped Bacon & Hollandaise
$12.95
Oysters Bienville
Four Oysters Topped with a Mushroom Cream Sauce with Bacon, Tasso Ham & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
$12.95
Oysters Uggie
Four Oysters Topped with Garlic, Bacon, Parmesan Cheese & Panko Bread Crumbs
$12.95
Oysters Three Way
One Bienville, One Rockefeller &One Uggie
$11.95
PRIVATE DINNER PARTY MENU A
29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Appetizers
Choice of One
She Crab Soup
Our Original Recipe
Mixed Green Salad
With Creole Mustard Dressing
Entrees
Choice of One
Crab and Crawfish Imperial
Baked Jumbo Lump Crab & Spicy Crawfish Served with French Fries
Pan Roasted Maine Salmon
On a Bed of Horseradish Cream Topped with Tomato-Corn Salsa Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken
Topped with Gulf Shrimp and a Creole Mustard Sauce Served with Garlic-Parsley Rice
New Orleans Steak Frites
Broiled 10 oz. Flat Iron Steak Served with French Fries & a Blue Cheese Chop Salad
Desserts
Choice of One
Chocolate Mousse or Bread Pudding
PRIVATE DINNER PARTY MENU B
39.95 per person plus tax and gratuity
Appetizers
Choice of One
She Crab Soup
Our Original Recipe
Scallops Wrapped In Bacon
With “Steen’s” Cane Syrup Glaze
Crawfish &Shrimp Beignets
With Garlic Mayonnaise
Salads
Mixed Green Salad
Served With Creole Mustard Dressing
Entrees
Choice of One
Steak “Jimmie”
Grilled 10oz Flat Iron Steak Topped with Lump Crab & Bearnaise Served with a Baked Potato
Spicy Pecan Crusted Haddock
Topped with Lump Crabmeat and a Creole Mustard Sauce Served with Garlic Parsley Rice
RT’S Special Crab
Baked Jumbo Lump Crab Meat with a Spicy Pepper Crust Served with French Fries
DESSERTS & AFTER DINNER DRINKS MENU
Desserts
Caramel Custard
Our Specialty with a Touch of Frangelico Liqueur.
$6.95
Chocolate Mousse
With Rich Belgian Chocolate.
$6.95
Key Lime Pie
A Tart, Creamy Classic.
$6.95
RT’s Oatmeal Pie
Traditional Southern Pie with a Touch of Coconut. Drizzled with Caramel Sauce and Topped with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
$6.95
Chocolate Chess Pie
Served With Chantilly Cream.
$6.95
Pecan Pie
Served Warm with Chantilly Cream. (with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream add $1.00 )
$7.95
Coconut Cake "Melvin"
Soaked with Dark Rum and Topped with Toasted Coconut.
$6.95
Bananas Foster Cake
Served with Warm Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
$6.95
Creole Bread Pudding
Served warm with a Bailey’s Irish Cream Toffee Sauce.
$6.95
RT'S SPECIAL COCKTAILS & BEER SELECTION
RT's Special Cocktails
Sazerac
Old Overholt Rye, Peychaud & Angostura Bitters, Simple Syrup & Pernod.
$12.00
Flowers in Bloom
Blanco Tequila, Elder flower Liqueur, Fresh Lime, Mint & a Splash of Champagne
$11.00
Vieux Carre
Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Benedictine, Sweet Vermouth, Peychaud’s & Angostura Bitters
$13.00
The Grape Escape
White Grape Infused Vodka,Aperol, Fresh Lemon juice
$11.00
Hurricane
Bacardi, Myers Dark Rum, Our Own Passion Fruit Mix, Grenadine
$10.00
Creole 75#1
House made Rosemary and Pear Infused Gin, Ginger, Lemon & Champagne
$12.00
Smokey Solstice
Smokey Herb Whiskey, Passionfruit, Lemongrass, Clove, Cinnamon, & Vanilla
$11.00
Sangrias
Sparkling Orange Spice
Sparkling White Wine, Blood Orange, Licor 43 & House Infused Spiced Brandy
$10.00
WINE LIST
Champagne & Sparkling
G.H. MUMM“BRUT” (’NV) – CUVEE PRIVILEGE – FRANCE
Wine Spectator 90 – Fresh & elegant with flavors that explode on the palate
Bottle $68.00
LUCIEN ALBRECHT “BRUT ROSE” (‘NV) – CREMANT D’ALSACE
Specialty of Lucien Albrecht this 100% Pinot Noir wine is rich & refreshing.
Bottle $48.00
MUMM NAPA “BRUT PRESTIGE” (NV) – NAPA VALLEY (SPLIT)
Combining the best Napa Valley grapes with French winemaking techniques.
Bottle $12.50
RUFFINO – PROSECCO(NV) – ITALY (SPLIT)
Creamy & Crisp with hints of peach & golden apples.
Bottle $9.75
Chardonnay
TREFETHEN (‘17) – OAK KNOLL, NAPA VALLEY
This exceptional single estate wine has luscious flavors of green apple, vanilla and honeydew
Bottle $60.00
LANDMARK (‘17) – “OVERLOOK” – SONOMA COUNTY
Aromatic with ripe fruit of lemon, green apple with crème caramel and toasty oak
Bottle $48.00
Glass $12.50
FOLIE A DEUX (‘17) – RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Lush pear, pineapple & vanilla flavors complemented by a clean crisp finish
Bottle $40.00
Glass $10.75
MATCHBOOK (‘17) – DUNNIGAN HILLS, CALIFORNIA
“Old head” barrels impart a touch of oak that is balanced with tropical fruit flavors and notes of vanilla
Bottle $38.00
Glass $10.00
BAR MENU
RT's Restaurant Bar Menu
Crispy Catfish Fingers
With spicy cajun remoulade sauce
$9.00
Red Beans and Rice
With grilled andouille sausage
$10.00
Buttermilk Crab Hushpuppies
With Honey Aioli
$8.00
Fried Oyster Sliders
Three sliders topped with bacon, Siracha aioli & pickle
$10.00
“Popcorn” Shrimp
Served with spicy Siracha mayo
$9.00
“Kajun” Fried Chicken Wings
Spicy Asian style wings
$9.00
Andouille Cheese Fries
Topped with spring onions
$6.00
Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts
With sriracha-honey glaze
$7.00
RT’S HAPPY HOUR
Everyday from 4-7 pm We Take a $1.00 OFF House Liquor Drinks!
About
Authentic Creole, Cajun and Seafood Restaurant in Alexandria Virginia
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed May 10, 2020 via mobile

Ordered here for take out, and the food was ready on time when arriving. I had the jambalaya, and it was very delicious with a slight kick. There was plenty on the plate and th pasta was cooked just right. I also had the bread...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

I arrived home late on night coming back from Las Vegas and I wanted some good Maryland/Virginia Seafood, so I stopped at RT's and the meal was delicious. The bartender provided excellent customer service and I will be back to try other delicious meals on...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

RT's is one of my faves. Their food is great. The service may be uneven, but the wait staff are usually quite good. My favorite is the "Death by Gumbo," which is authentic, subtle and not overly seasoned. However, I like everything I have had...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

I ordered two appetizers: Fried Oysters with Horseradish Cream which was delicious, and Jack Daniel's Shrimp with Lump Crabmeat which had a bland sauce and a small amount of crab. I've always had excellent seafood at RT's and this is the first time I was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

I came here for lunch with a friend during Restaurant Week. I had a Restaurant Week special which included soup, salad, main dish, dessert, and coffee. The She Crab soup was to die for! The shrimp special was very good. The dessert was a choice...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

Last time I was here was probably more than 15 years ago, so when perusing the Alexandria Restaurant Week list and seeing RT’s, I figured it would be nice to try it again! This time I took 3 others who had never been here. Upon...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

First time at RT’s and it was really good. Everything our party had was superb. Corn Maque Chaux, Gumbo appetizer, Skewered Shrimp and Andouille, and my favorite-“Death” by Gumbo! Amazing! Service was excellent! The Vieux Carre cocktail hit the spot. Definitely worth visiting!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

It’s run down and it isn’t in a trendy neighborhood, but you will always find a friendly smile and down home cooking at a reasonable price. The menu has plenty of Cajun/a creole selections and local fresh seafood. The food prepared authentically and always good....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

The BEST cajun food outside of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and great cajun food. Big variety on the menu! I would love to try it all. I have not found any cajun food in Virginia or the East Coast...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

I have eaten Gumbo my entire life and cooked it for 40 years. I ordered the chicken and comeaux gumbo and it was much much too thick. There was no liquid. The taste was good but the thickness ruined the dish for me.

Date of visit: December 2019
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We had lunch at RT's and no reservations were required.
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