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“Consistently good”

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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Ranked #68 of 896 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 23rd Street
Transit: Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines, Crystal City Stop
Reviewed January 24, 2014

I've had lunch here probably 10 times over the past 20 years, both while living in Virginia and again on many return visits. This place has never let me down. The views are spectacular, the service is always good and the New York Strip steak is the best I have had anywhere. The only negative is that the wine has become quite expensive in recent years compared with similar restaurants, but it's still great for special occasions.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

I came here on the recommendation of a server at the Crystal City Hyatt who told me about the spectacular views - and she was right! At night you can see the city twinkling below - Reagan Airport, Washington Monument, the Capitol, the Potomac...all there for you to enjoy. I was worried about having to spend a lot of money here but I saw at the bar and enjoyed a glass of red wine and an appetizer that didn't cost very much, but were delicious. The bartenders were both extremely friendly - one making menu recommendations and the other talking sports with a few other patrons and me. The hosts were very friendly as well. I'd definitely return here if in town again. At about 8:00 p.m. on a weekday night there weren't a lot of patrons so it was a quiet atmosphere. There was one small TV a the bar where we were able to catch the baseball playoff game.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Service is excellent, the steak is absolutely the best I have ever had (beats Morton's, etc.), and a great view at this location. Fixed price menu will keep the bill down - most people order it unless on an expense account, since it is not cheap.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I think you come here for the view or to just eat at a Ruth Chris. We went for lunch with co-workers and the prices were much better then what is charged for their dinner menu. The food was prepared decently but nothing that impressed me or was memorable.

Thank Tratios
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We took our six twenty-something and older-teen kids/girlfriends to this place for a special dinner. The views were wonderful and none of them had seen such a fancy restaurant. We went on December 26th and had a 7PM reservation. Fortunately one entire room next to main dining room where we were seated was completely empty, so they could walk over and stare out the window at the beautiful nighttime views of Washington DC. The bar area has about 3 tables next to the window that have an amazing view of Reagan National Airport allowing one to watch the planes take off and land at night - mesmerizing They all ordered a petit filet mignon for about $37 per person, then we ordered about 5 vegetable side dishes and the 8 of us shared them - plenty of food. We ordered 1 bottle of wine ($65) and one mixed drink for one of them (long Island Iced Tea - $14) and got out of there for less than $500. That is because some of the kids shared a salad and one couple shared the petit filet. The meat was cooked perfectly and the waiter was very attentive and funny. The only complaint we had was my husband's wedge salad was brought out with a 1.5" square chunk of brown iceburg lettuce - that never should have been allowed out of the kitchen. They offered to replace the entire salad, but he was nearly done anyways so declined. If you want to save money at ruth's chris, then order a baked potato with the works $11 and you'll be stuffed. Altogether a memorable meal and I felt it was worth the money.

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