Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.5
1796 reviews
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fairfax, VA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love restaurant week. Spinach and mushrooms were cold. Steak and lobster delicious

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M
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Ruth's Chris for Restaurant Week and they had a great offering. The six ounce filet was terrific. It was crowded the night that we were there, and the service was a little slow. Otherwise, it was a great meal and well-worth the price.

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KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Location, food and service was impeccable! Our server, Brittany was outstanding! She was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed by dining experience at Ruth Chris. The ambiance was just perfect for a date and the food was exceptional. Our waiter was great and I hope he enjoyed his tip.

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed trying the restaurant for Restaurant Week...it's always and enjoyable experience!

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Visited during the DC restaurant week. The dinner was $35 which is very cheap for this restaurant. However, I will never order the restaurant week menus. The food quality was unacceptable compared to the full price menus and other similar restaurants (e.q. Mort***). I also saw that many other people left some food and asked to-go boxes. I visited this place a few times. Even the bar menus are better than the restaurant week menus. I think the restaurant shouldn't do the restaurant week.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to try Ruth's Chris for DC's Restuarant Week. Did not disappoint! Great menu, food and service!

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LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding quality. A bit pricey but worth it. I had a mid size fillet cut. it melts in the mouth. Amazing cooking perfection and beef quality.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for special ocassions.
Atmosphere is quiet and romantic.
Food is delicious and all staff are very attentive.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great first experience at Ruth’s Chris! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I’d highly recommend!

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ND
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful Birthday dinner couldn't ask for anything better. The table was set Birthday day style and that was welcoming, i had a T-Bone steak was very tender and flavorful and the serving size was all of 24oz which was filling. The server was very good and he recommended some good drinks for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service but it ran $150 for two people. We knew going in it wasn’t cheap so we were pleased overall

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect Birthday dinner with my husband.

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JV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ruth’s Chris ! Our first time at Fairlakes and celebrated a birthday and anniversary here.
We usually go to Beverly Hills , Ca . The servings for the sides are more at this location ! Pretty nice !!

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PW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been to the restaurant many times but this was the first time the service was not up to par. We were just 2 people at the table and as soon as a table with 12 was seated we were forgotten about, our waitress never checked on us to see how are food was. We had to flag a different person down to ask for mint jelly that we had requested and to have a steak done a bit more well done. She never asked if we wanted coffee or after dinner drink just dropped the check off. It is not the service we have had in the past or at a restaurant such as Ruth Chris.

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GV
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent our anniversary at Ruth Chris this year. They went out of their way to make the night special with little details like rose petals and confetti and the service was excellent. We are already planning to spend next year's anniversary there!

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BR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I shared the Tomahawk steak for anniversary dinner and it was outstanding

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Came for romantic cozy dinner. got screaming kids and a table in midddle of waiter thoroughfare.

Manager told me you are trying to cater to families.I have had great experiences before and live 5 minutes

away but will start driving to Mortons in Reston. Food was great.Waiter was great.Atmosphere was terrible.

There was an empty room that could have been used for the crying ,fussing,loud young kids. i have 5

children .We went to family restaurants not Ruth Cris.

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AL
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience as usual. The service is near flawless and the food is exceptional. We started with cocktails followed by an Ahi Tuna appetizer.
My husband enjoyed his perfect temperature fillet while I happily shared sides of garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Both were fresh, light and expertly prepared. Dessert was a brûléed banana cream pie.
Great celebration dinner.
I deducted one star because we were seated adjacent to a very boisterous group of young men in an otherwise vacant dining room! A little space would have been nicer!
Still good.

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JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pete is the best...…….as well as the other fellas taking care of the bar.
Steaks...…...fantastic as usual and expected
Shrimp cocktail below par and not worth the $19 price for small shrimps and so few.

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IK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Got charged extra about $40... the server brought the wrong order, to fix it, he brought additional dish and charged us for it... It was New Year's Eve, did not want to make an issue out of it and spoil the great experience... what a shame...

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Ruth's Chris restaurants ambient and food. We were there New Years eve and the food was absolutely delicious. Our server wasn't that good though.
We had to ask for someone else to get help for cleaning our table so that we could order desert and coffee. My coffee was not hot, it was luke warm.
Also, we have ordered 2 glasses of wine but the waiter has brought the bottle and opened it without us even having a chance to say we didn't order the bottle. So we end up buying the bottle. I think the waiter was new. But this experience will not stop me from going back to Ruth's Chris Steak House. They have delicious food. Creme Brûlée was especially superb.

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RG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate a birthday and the New Year. There is something for everyone in our family to enjoy.

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DW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very impressive. Very nice evening...great way to end the year. Highly recommend this location.

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S
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good and service was not the normal. Could have to do with the New Year's ever rush. Not bad, just not the normal service.
All worked out fine!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good; server was polite; prices were appropriate

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, our server was excellent!

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PB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but it seemed like the sides were a little smaller. I ordered a 16oz ribeye and others ordered a 12ox, all seemed to be similar in size. Everything else is was great. Our server was great and every time we visit, the manager is sure to stop and ask how we are doing.

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CA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Ruth's Chris Steak House for a "Date Night" dinner. It was wonderful. The service was excellent and the food was superb. We were able to conduct a nice conversation. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly as ordered. We highly recommend this steak house.

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MF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family dinner. The services was outstanding and the food excellent.

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BH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was extremely slow. Salad ordered, but not delivered (and not billed!). Filets not cooked to requested "doneness". Drinks were weak but expensive. This was the last visit.

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EH
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

You had to wait, because they were busy at Xmas. Otherwise, the experience was excellent.

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B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ali was an outstanding server and everything was great!

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SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was awesome as expected. Took over an hour to get two small dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was terrible. Can’t figure out if it was the waitress, cooks, busboys, or all. Food was gross. Plates were extremely hot, yet the food was lukewarm.

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This has become a Christmas tradition for my family of 3, but today it was not as enjoyable as usual. Noise levels were a bit much, perhaps because of where we were seated.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Dinner!

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PP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt and Mike did a great job of taking care of us.

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I explained to waiter that I am gluten free (didn’t think I needed to relay I have celiac disease). Ordered house salad NO Croutons
My salad came with the croutons in and on the salad. They took it back but didn’t tell me if it was a new salad. Cross contamination
Makes me pretty sick
My husband had his own problem...he ordered his strip steak medium well...it was so RAW ...seared on the outside cold on the inside so he asked if he could get it cooked a little more.... holy cow...the cook was definitely insulted because when the waiter brought back my husband’s expensive steak...it was shoe leather!
And no...after a couple of tough bites...he could not eat it
Our bill was over $300 and I don’t think we will be back
We have spent many wonderful meals with family and friends at this restaurant over the years and was always happy with the experience but this evening soured us so much...we will take our money elsewhere

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E
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a family Christmas dinner. As usual RuthChris' came through with outstanding food and service. Our party ordered entrees that included rib eye steak cooked to perfection and Chilean Sea Bass, delectably prepared. The side dishes of fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, roasted brussel sprouts, and cremini mushrooms were beautifully prepared. Of course, we ordered too much food, but the leftovers were great the next day. Our waiter, sorry can't remember his name, was extremely professional, provided excellent suggestions, and gave attentive service to anything we needed. We always know our experience will be exceptional when we visit RuthChris' Steakhouse

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