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Ray's the Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Umbertide, Italy
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This no frills steakhouse must be coasting on its reputation. The service was slow. Food was only average. Steaks nothing special. They were cooked properly. I would not go back.

Thank shtinky
Treasure Island
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you don't want to go into DC for a steak, go to Ray's .... The steaks are good for local tourists and casual dining. It's not my favorite steak restaurant but I would rather eat at Ray's then drive all the way to DC if you live in VA. They have a homey feel and should stay that way.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Washington DC this last weekend 10/21-23, 2016 and stayed in the Rosalyn area. What a nice area in general to visit and the metro to Rosalyn is so easy to use. We reserved for 8:30pm went to Rays Saturday evening at 8:20pm. We were seated by 8:35pm The wait staff were very attentive, they were able to help... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my 65th birthday at Ray's the Steaks based upon reviews and the fact that it was walking distance from the hotel (HGI Courthouse) we were staying. Top notch steaks and sides and a extensive and fairly reasonably priced wine list. Ray's competes well with the top-end steak places.

1 Thank ckwallace
Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not comment on the food at Rays the Stakes - because I walked out before I even got to order food. My wife and I went to Rays on Saturday, Oct 1st for an anniversary. When we arrived we had the normal chat with the male greeter about reservations (no we did not) and advised him that we... More 

1 Thank mennowiebe
Vienna, Virginia
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate an anniversary. Upon being seated, we were served sparkling wine which was a nice touch. The menu is not extensive but had wonderful choices. We had the scallops wrapped in bacon with mango horseradish chutney as a starter. They were perfectly cooked and delicious. We both chose steaks as our entrees but the fish selections sounded... More 

Thank Eileen S
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. The pics will not do it justice, but this place is tops! After a little hitch with google maps, pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to get here by metro from the district. Just a 3 min walk from Courthouse station. Steaks are Dry-aged and it shows! On par with Peter Lugars Shared a cowboy cut (it's plenty)... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Ray's is consistently good. Love all of their food! On this visit, our service wasn't as good as it usually is. The waiter was not very attentive and when one of the steaks was undercooked, it took a very long time before we could tell anyone. Also, we felt his descriptions of the red wines was not... More 

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Ronchi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation, ( with reservations) ! I thought I'd give it a try since it's right across from my hotel . I had asked on phone if they had a full bar . I was told yes . I arrived early to have a cocktail. Long day . Waited for a hostess ... MIA ... a man arrived said... More 

Thank Alison P
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and also have quite nice selection of vines. Prices are bit higher and style of the restaurant is let say minimalistic. Endless mash potatoes and very good spinach as a side coming with the steak.

Thank ffoton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-841-7297

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?