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Ray's the Steaks

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
+1 703-841-7297
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with our meal and service. This place is not like other chain steak houses. Every order isnt like a sales process! Our server Lucas was on point. The food was perfect, not overly seasoned or salty. It was...More

Thank Camden426
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is only one reason to visit Ray's--and that is of course the steaks. The side dishes of mashed potatoes or vegetables are good, but essentially an afterthought. My wife and I long ago decided to just order one of any number of several cuts...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Their steaks are as excellent as you can hope for. They have a strong, diverse menu of cuts and accompaniments to keep it varied as well. Their main focus is on the food and keeping prices low so you may feel rushed if you are...More

Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the food--steaks were delish and sides were nice. Service, though, was lacking. We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant for a 6 p.m. reservation but were shown to the most remote table, which was next to the bathrooms. (I asked to be re-seated, which...More

Thank EllenLM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food very well prepared. If you are looking for a great place to have a nice quiet meal Ray's is it! They have a good menu selection with "shared" sides for your party included. Full bar as well.

Thank Sleddog32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated our son's birthday here, while visiting the area. Recommended by our concierge. Our first impressions were less than impressed. There isn't much decor or ambiance of a first-rate steak house. My menu had a wine stain on it. That being said, the lobster bisque...More

Thank Jmhoste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant however it can't make it's mind up what it wants to be. Pushes the fact mash potatoes are served as in a family restaurant but it's not that type of place. Better choice of vegetables would be nice! Would recommend...More

Thank hmcox67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the ribeye for two, not disappointed. Not a pretentious restaurant but great quality steak cooked properly.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Believe it or not, we ate here on a diet, to go out with our son. We usually down those delicious potatoes and creamed spinach, but by cutting back on those, we just enjoyed our meat and were well satisfied. (My son did give us...More

1  Thank Cynthiared
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a reservation for 6 at this restaurant for Fathers Day based on the recommendation of a trusted colleague. I had one of the best steaks ever while dining here (I ordered the entrecote - think ribeye). Keep in mind though that it's located in...More

1  Thank VA_Newlywed_0813
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Eddieingold S
16 January 2017|
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Response from Kennon B | Reviewed this property |
The evening we visited they did not offer live music. We did notice that the music wasn't too loud and made the dinning atmosphere even that much better for conversations.
5 April 2016|
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Response from clarkelovetotravel | Reviewed this property |
Very Casual--Wore blue jeans and a golf shirt--I fit right in. There is a more formal area (still not formal--many people with slacks and shirt) and then a very informal place which I really like
3 March 2016|
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Response from Claudine B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of options for those with specific allergies. I have a dairy allergy, so understand completely. Just make sure your server knows you have an allergy before ordering and they can always check with chef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-841-7297
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