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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So my daughter and I travel over to this steak house having checked reviews. The food was good, not great. What spoiled it was the location of our table, which was in a very unattractive part of the restaurant where there are three tables each seating two people. There is zero atmosphere, no decoration on the walls, and you feel... More 

1 Thank Catriona S
Long Island, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel down to Arlington on business about four times per year. I always make it a point to have at least one dinner at Ray's the Steaks. The steak dinner is always perfect. I usually get the filet mignon in one of the different styles they offer. It is served with bread and unlimited creamed spinach and mashed potatoes.... More 

1 Thank abluepig
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ray's the Steaks is often well reviewed - but why defies me. I've been twice and in both occasions the steaks were average, staff were slow to respond to customers' needs and (like many restaurants) the sound level was so high you couldn't converse with those you were seated with. One of Arlington's landmark restaurants - but you can find... More 

Thank Dabarton
Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It always seems there are three types of steak places: overpriced and stuffy, overpriced and mediocre service, or cheap and mediocre food quality. Ray's opens up a fourth type: great steak and just plan nice service. I went with a friend for the first time and the food was very good. I ordered a filet and out came a remarkable... More 

Thank David B
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is of high quality and the wine list is good. I'd give my husband two thumbs down if he chose this for a date night. I found the decor pedestrian and the selections predictable. We live in the neighborhood, love a great steak and I've specifically only gone there for dinner meetings. On the upside, what they do,... More 

1 Thank Nancy P
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A colleague took me to Ray's without letting me know what to expect. When we walked in and I saw the dated wallpaper and the waiters, I thought I was in the 70's. But when the served the steaks, with the exceptional sauces, it was clear why this place is an institution. Go there!

1 Thank BBDmarketing
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When my family and I went to Washington DC, always returned to Rays. The lobster biscuit soup is delicious. The variety of steaks it's great, the mashed potatoes with garlic and asparagus are awesome. The service always is excellent. For eight years we enjoying the cuisine.

1 Thank Grisel S
North Ogden, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ray's is absolutely amazing food! I have had steak and fish here and it always perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned. I love the sides available and sharing this great place with friends and family.

1 Thank oreolorio
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Order the hanger steak. Be prepared for greatness. Hands down the best steak in the country. Sides are wonderful, too. Ray really knows what he's doing.

Thank familytravellerVA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone who knows the owner had a major Woodrow Wilson for this place so I agreed to go. Ehhh, so ok. My, let's say friend, was excited about everything I just agreed with all their wonderful comments, but not so excited. They need to add some flair to everything: food, staff, ambience. Felt like a catered meal at a funeral... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?