Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

4.7
2275 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Been to Ruths Chris a dozen + times. Service was way off tonight. Food was delicious. When you’re spending $250 (for 2) you’d expect a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good— but kitchen screwed up and on of our dinners didn’t arrive till the rest of the party had finished our food—- and it took a long time for the wait staff to even come over and see if there any issues with the food so it took even longer than it should have.

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luv2cook
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was patient as we had one person in our party extremely late. Great service,

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KellyB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server , Sean was OUTSTANDING!!! He was courteous, professional, and fun! He made our anniversary dinner very special. We will request Sean when return! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipdebi
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall the food service and atmosphere were all very good. 25+ for a glass of wine, that’s a $20.bottle retail price, is simply shameful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think the waitress was extremely sweet and made our night. My only critique is that the presentation of the food could be better. For an expensive restaurant, I thought it would be a lot better when it comes to the steaks and chicken dish. The plates were filled with the grease and didn’t bother cleaning the edges off

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vipLG1906
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating staff. My only complaint was my steak was not prepared to my requested temperature. I wanted a medium steak however it came out RARE! Unacceptable so they took it back and reheated it. Caused the steak to be dry and I was very very disappointed.

They should have made me a whole new steak. If this happens again, I won’t return to this restaurant as there are so many competing steakhouses who can prepare my steak to my requirements.

Thanks

LG

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Belphanior
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis took care of the four of us. He rocks. Ask for him.

Our plates included the sea bass, bone-in ribeye, and filet mignon. We shared the asparagus, lobster mac-and-cheese, & creamed spinach.

Everything was prepared as ordered and presented very well for dinner. Everything tasted great. It was a fantastic experience, like every prior visit over the past year.

We wore masks to enter and sit at our table. Once seated we took them off. All the restaurant staff wore masks, Travis included. We wore masks again to pass thru the room and leave.

The restaurant was busy with plenty of properly spaced tables separating parties. I gotta say I prefer the open feeling with all the space between tables. Two years ago the room was MUCH tighter.

Overall a great experience for a Thursday evening. Definitely recommend!

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MillerTimes
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Food was as expected. Flavorful and cooked perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My guest order the Petite steak and it was not cooked as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always.

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RobE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

First time to a Ruth’s Chris. I was expecting something fancier. Food and service excellent. Overall a good experience.

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KimL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwin our server was fantastic! Excellent meal

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vipBobG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. As always the food and service were outstanding. They made it even more special by decorating our table and presenting us with a card signed by all the staff in the restaurant. Very thoughtful. Ruth's Chris, especially this location and team, never disappoints.

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vipALT1
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not great. Salads never came, we cancelled them. Lamb chops were very rare, ordered medium well. Sides were not hot. By the time lamb chops returned, they were over cooked and dry and everyone else had long since finished their meal. Fresh mint on menu was actually mint jelly.
Used to be a great place but our last few visits have been less than wonderful. Looking forward to Capital Grill opening close by.

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AmyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KathyM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great and our waitress was wonderful as always.

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TameyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mason, was very attentive. Our food was delicious & our experience was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipRonaldC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting to go out again after Covid vaccinations. Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. “Ali” took great care of us and we would ask for him again. Despite having an Open Table Reservation the front desk staff tried to take us into the deepest darkest part of the place when many tables in the brightest part were unoccupied. When asked “why” we were told that the best tables had reservations. Well we said we did too and asked the lady to find us a better table. When she returned she sat us right next to the window. This has happened to us in other restaurants too, so we just have to stand our ground or find ourselves in the dark, next to the kitchen or the toilets. Just had to get this off my chest.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an Easter dinner for 6 and the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked exactly right and the sides were delicious. Tanya, our server, managed the service excellently. She was there when she needed to be and not obtrusive. She was very knowledgeable about the whole menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner was amazing!

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Prills
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The service was excellent! The food did not hold up to what we have come to expect. The sides were not very good, were sloppy, and the wine gave us such a headache from it not being fresh.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on March 25, 2021

Prills, while we do agree that our servive is excellent, we want you to be equally satisfied with every course of your meal. So we can work to make things right, please reply to us with your contact information, including a phone number, so that we can reach out to you directly to discuss your concerns. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and my wife had never been and lived up to everything she thought it would be and more thank you

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vipChrisR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic. Our only issue was that we were seated in a corner in front of a door that was used to access the patio. The temperature outside was 45 degrees and some people were sitting outside. However every time the door opened it was a freezing at our table. After bringing not up with the staff they stopped using the door which made the experience pleasurable. They offered us a new table, but we were already eating.

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FreddyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Tanya was very attentive and courteous!

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vipnlkflyn
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with the Anniversary card on the table when we arrived!!!!! Food and service was incredible!!!!

My only complaint is that there was a louder group in the restaurant area that distracted our conversation because we were close to them. I think this group would have been better fit for the bar area and not the dining area.

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vipViennaJim
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sizzling steak was wonderful--just right med-rare

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When celebrating Ruth Chris is the best meal in town! Be prepared to pay more then normal but I have always walked away satisfied.

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JennyC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Ruth Chris. The food/wine was wonderful and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Told them it was my anniversary but got a happy birthday welcome lol... Asked for a medium, but got a well done

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on March 18, 2021

We realize that celebrations are special moments, so we are very concerned to hear that your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Would you please contact via private message and share more about your experience? Please send your contact information, including a phone number. We would welcome the chance to make things better.

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vipMichelleS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwin was OUTSTANDING!!!!! Great meal and phenomenal service!

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brianthesealion
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, but the wine list leaves so much to be desired. Mostly large-production wineries with "reliable" favorites rather than anything remotely exciting or nuanced. The service was almost too attentive until we wanted our check, and then they were nowhere to be found. Overall, though, a very solid experience. I would go back and recommend to a friend.

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DominiqueM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali was a great waiter and the team took excellent care of us. The food was awesome! Every bite! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent, could have had a similar meal at outback for 1/3 of the price.

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FaubriciaG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. This location was for my brother birthday. Service was quick fast, the meal was wonderful. And my surroundings were safe. There was a great amount of social distancing. But everything was respectful and prompt and very clean.

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KateS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Although we have gone to many of the other local RC's (Dupont, Bethesda) over the year and loved it, this was not an overall good experience. The service was excellent and when we were seated in front of the bathrooms, they were very nice about moving us. The bread and wine were good, the salads were ok. The mac and cheese with lobster was watery and tasteless. The potatoes were equally bad. The filet was good, but the ribeye was not. In fact, my husband was up all night sick and two days later still doesn't feel well. He thinks it was the steak. Very disappointed.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax
Responded on March 9, 2021

KateS, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please know that we take reports like this very seriously, and we ask that you provide further detail. Please private message us with your contact information, including a phone number, so we can speak with you and investigate this matter further. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food to complement birthday celebration. All accented by the excellent attentive service from Edwin.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ruth Chris Fairfax is an excellent venue for a special occasion! They always treat us with excellent service, the food is fabulous and the staff is engaging. Highly recommend this establishment

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vipYumm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali was absolutely amazing.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax is rated 4.7 stars by 2275 OpenTable diners.

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