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“Arlington's Bodacious Beef Palace”
Review of Ray's the Steaks

Ray's the Steaks
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Ranked #7 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Arlington's Bodacious Beef Palace”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I've been a customer of Ray's the Steaks since they were housed further up Wilson Boulevard, and can vouch for the consistency of their steaks. Diners at Ray's the Steaks may sacrifice some of the decor typical of high-end steak houses, but their steaks compare favorably with those found at restaurants charging much more for the privilege of being an unapologetic carnivore. The cuts are large, too, which helps compensate for the so-so complementary sides, which are family-sized, and service that can be spotty. I've given Ray's a rating of four out of five because they deliver on their primary mission, beef, and you won't be disappointed if that's what you're looking for. But keep in mind that it's not the best choice for a romantic evening out.

  • Visited March 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Mouth watering!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

As usual, Ray's the Steaks did not disappoint. I tried the filet this time, with the maitre'd butter. So tender, perfectly cooked with nice grill marks on the outside and a perfectly pink center. Their filet is HUGE, so I had a little piece to take home for lunch the next day. My coworkers were so jealous! I have been a few times, and will definitely go back. A must try!

  • Visited May 2013
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Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Good steak”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a delicious, juicy, tender steak here though I was not impressed by the burgundy onion soup or the sides. The mashed potatoes almost tasted like instant mashed potatoes. The service was good but the waitress like a machine... not very personal. We were at the Retro Steak House.

  • Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ray's is just great steak, expertly prepared, with normal (non-trendy) sides, in an elegant if sparce setting. Perfect for a business meal. Parking can be a challenge (thank God for Metro) and it's beer-wine only.

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22 reviews
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“Amazing Steak at a reasonable price”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is one of the best steaks you will have without paying the price of other expensive steakhouse. You can get a nice meal for two and a glass of wine for $60/person.

Visited December 2012
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