Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.5
1705 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 266-1004
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Evins
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Catering
Ruth's Catering in Fairfax, VA - Bring the service, expertise and flavor of Ruth's Chris Steak House to the location of your choice! Your Private Event Manager is ready to help attend to every detail of your event, from the menu to the martinis. Ruth's will bring in a team of trained chefs, bartenders and servers to make the most of your experience.
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Cross street
Government County Pkwy
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking. Public lot also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1705 People Are Saying
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Anchorage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fulfilled my special request and had a great meal.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks, great service, nice selections of wine, un-hurried atmosphere......highly recommend!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible terrible service. 2.5 hour meal. Forgot to enter entrees. Didn’t offer desserts even though some people had it included.

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VA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but too expensive.

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UC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Great waiters, Everyone friendly.

We will be back.

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RK
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

As usual, the food was delicious and no doubt that Ruth's Chris has become our Friday night date-night go-to for me and my wife. The only disappointment was our server David. While he was fine, and would be considered above average at any other restaurant, he was not up to the our usual expectations from previous dinners. What saved him was his assistant who made up for his shortcomings. In the future, we'll be sure to ask to be seated in areas where I favorite servers are working.

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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome and will continue to go whenever I’m in town. Excellent service and superior food.

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RQ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated the 50 birthday of son, husband, and father. The staff greeted us as soon as we arrived and had the table prepared with special birthday favors. There was no rush to get our orders--either drink or food--so we could relax and enjoy the blessings of family. When the food arrived, it was attractive and tasty, and hot. We enjoyed the Ruth Chris Classic menu and added special before and after dinner drinks. A fine memorable evening.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great first time experience celebrating my birthday. We will definitely be back.

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RP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Both Pete and Jeff did an extraordinary job of taking care of us and helping us to celebrate our retirement. The food was super but the folks were better. Thanks for it.

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LO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ate outside in august and it was awesome. Always love their steaks.

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PJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband says his rib eye steak was just average. I thought my salad seemed pre- prepared with slightly wilted and bitter greens. My filet was just right with delicious sauce, mashed potatoes were ok, and the little special cheesecake for restaurant week was divine! Service was a little sketchy but considering this was during busy Restaurant Week, we’ll excuse that! But despite the special Restaurant Week menu of $35 for my dinner this was still a pricey evening. Not worth a repeat visit anytime soon!

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MJ
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place to go for a great steak, fantastic services and notable wine list.

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RS
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very consistent with food and service. Vibrant bar scene but noise level in main dining area great for conversation between diners.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful Restaurant Week experience, great service, good wine, perfectly cooked food! They never disappoint!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service !

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the steak was the best I have at a Ruth Chris restaurant. The service, as usual, was outstanding.

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PD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of Restaurant Week to take my daughter out for her birthday. It was wonderful! The staff arranged to have a birthday card waiting at the table when we arrived - she was very surprised. We also were VERY happy with the Restaurant Week menu (great deal); the meal was absolutely delicious. Will definitely go again...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday Dinner

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ruth’s Chris and enjoy it every time. Great experience!

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P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth Chris for the date night win. We had yet another great meal with attentive yet unhurried service. We eat at the Fairfax Corner restaurant frequently and we can count on a great evening.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We celebrated two birthdays there , the reward was a table that they sprinkled a little confetti on before we sat down , seriously I drop over $400 for dinner and I can’t even get a gratis dessert for a birthday , over priced steaks and all sides are a la carte this place is a joke , 100% better value elsewhere unless you prefer to overpay for food and average service

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TH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Space availability was wide open in restaurant, yet we were paired up in close in proximity to young families to support waiter sections like a diner.... Felt more like going to Red Robin. My son’s ribeye was over salted which I was surprised until I tasted myself. Yes... he could have sent it back, but chose not to hold up the family dinner. Very sad as this was my son’s college send off. I’ve been to multiple Ruth Chris’s and was very disappointed with this experience in Fairfax. Far below expectations from my past experiences with other locations. I seldom write reviews, but felt it worthy of sharing based on my poor experience.

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HJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible moment thank you.

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OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent polished service. Waiter knew it was my sons birthday, table was already set with birthday confetti. The dessert for him was complimentary which was a nice touch. The steaks were more rare than medium rare but promptly fixed with extra shrimp thrown in for the wait. Nice pace.

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V
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Weak effort from a usually good restaurant. Service and food was slow. Food was mixed up, wrong toppings on wrong steaks. Lousy effort at birthday celebration. Seems like its gone downhill.

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JP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever, refreshing and tasty cocktails, great sides and appetizers too.

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've gone to over five different Ruth Chris's locations around the US and each one taste great!!!!

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DB
Richmond
62 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We haven't been to Ruth's Chris in sometime. The food (filet and shrimp) were excellent. The charred cauliflour was a real treat - in fact we are going to try and replicate the recipe at home. The garlic potatoes were cold. However, the server never returned to ask how everything was going so we ate some of the cold potatoes. The wine card has changes with a great selection but at a high price. The service was not good at all. Our server appeared to have at least two large parties eating at the same as us. They got much if not all of her attention. We sat in front of empty dishes and dirty plates for several minutes between the salad and entrée. I fault the restaurant not her for this schedule. We will probably return but not as regular patrons.

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ME
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Steaks were great! Service was indifferent. Our “server” was only an order taker; several others actually served the food. They made mistakes in who ordered what dish. The “order taker” was perfunctory and mostly inattentive. $3.00 DIr a six ounce coffee should have had the pot left at our table , or at least have been offered to keep it hit several times; my one refill was begrudgingly served.

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DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were fantastic. The only problem I have with this location is that the area outside the entrance seems to invite smoking. Every time we visit, my wife and I are forced to walk through a smoke gauntlet in order to enter this restaurant. This is the only steakhouse in Northern Virginia where we've experienced this problem.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience, as always.

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S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We eat here regularly and food was below average. Very disappointing. Steady was fatty, stringy and over done. The baked potatoes were not done all the way. Dinner was a bust and a disappointment.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a reliable go to place. Steaks are done as expected, and with good service.

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KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse was great! Service and food were excellent.

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CS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience. The food was very good (as always).

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was extremely slow, my husband and I never got our second cocktail. Was very expensive and I’d say the food was average.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food for my parents celebrating anniversary

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MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was great and the service was superb. Abby was an outstanding server.

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u
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and were tickled with the decorations and card of our table and the well-wishes of the staff. Thank you for an awesome evening!

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