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Ray's the Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703-841-7297
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ray's is what it is: great meat real fast. I've been eating at Ray's off and on for years. From the days of no reservations to now, it's the very best steak dinner you will get in under an hour anywhere. This goes back to the no reservations location where they wanted you in, fed and out so they could... More 

Thank kokonutzFT
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this cut au poivre. Best steaks and great service. Also a fan of the iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing. Side dishes-- creamed spinach and mashed potatoes-- are included. Go now!

Thank Penny703
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A long standing favorite for steaks. Scallop appetizer and key lime pie great for starters and desert.

Thank hakccmd
Vienna, Virginia
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528 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! The sides, proteins, and desserts are amazing. The cowboy steak is so good but enough for three portions. The wedge salad is a great side as well.

1 Thank Kevin P
Luzon, Philippines
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385 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want excellent steaks, you have to be prepared to pay ludicrous prices. Thankfully, there's Ray's The Steaks. Their flavorful aged steaks are delicious and well worth the reasonable price. Place is packed with DC professionals which is a testament to its quality and value.

Thank hizonfire
Portage, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to eat here whenever we visit D.C. The crab bisque is excellent. My husband usually has the hanger steak which he feels is more flavorful than some of the other more expensive cuts. I had scallops which were very good. Meals are served with foccacia, creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. On previous visits it was very loud, almost... More 

1 Thank CWfore
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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185 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steaks are cooked to exactly how you request. The cuts are of good portion, and the extra sides of spinach and mashed potatoes are a great bonus. The bisque soup is a MUST! Very nice wine selection too! The wait staff is absolutely top notch!

Thank Pat G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a frequent diner at the old location yet had not been back in years. The waitstaff was efficient, but our steaks were just not the same. Was fully expecting the ambiance, but for the first time it wasn't a memorable experience. After all, it's all about the steaks.

Thank GinPahit
Rockville, Maryland
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So if you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner, this is NOT the place for you. My fiancé and I usually go to Ray's as a last minute thing because their steaks are AMAZING. When she recommends it, I usually have to get my mind ready for a loud hipster environment which I don't mind, I guess I'm just... More 

Thank Sean M
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rays originally famous for their burger joint in Rosslyn opened this nice steak place for Arlingtonians. Great meat at a not so crazy price. I personally think that the steak here are better than the pricier chains in the city.

Thank Radzi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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 22209
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-841-7297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?