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Ray's the Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-5424
+1 703-841-7297
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice for a couples night out and in area. Food is good. Drinks are good. This is an old neighborhood stand by. Not too much variety in entrees, but food is prepared nicely. It's convenient, and good if you need to take a business dinner, and need something close that's decent.

Thank City_Jetting
Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really love doing our corporate happy hours and small dinners at Ray's the Steaks. Chris is great to work with and makes sure the group is well taken care of. It can get pretty busy/noisy so book in advance if you can. Steaks and sauces are seriously delicious.

Thank Kristina P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ray's used to be a charming gem, with impeccable steaks, a quaint atmosphere, and sides that were complementary, keeping the price reasonable. The sides are still there, but the larger space is dim, beat-up, cold and ratty, the beef is not the cut it used to be (I had a very tough strip), and the price tag is such that... More 

1 Thank Phillip S
Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 4:00pm and there was no other customers. The food was good and service was excellent. My only compliant was, the Mac and cheese came so late into the meal that my friend forgot she ordered it. They should have warned her as to how much time it would take to make it. Meal choices were very expensive.

Thank Madelyn J
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great steak in a simple setting, this is the place. They don't go for fancy artwork or ambiance here, so the focus is on the meat. Decent wine selection, the sides aren't bad either (Spinach and mashed potatoes)

Thank dcunited074
Purcellville, Virginia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in early in March with family, after having heard of this place for years. Full disclosure: I live 1.5 hour drive away, so it is quite a hike for me We ordered the Bone-in Ribeye, 16 oz. New York Strip, and Entrecote, as well as the side of Mushrooms. The food was very good. My NY Strip was... More 

Thank BoxCarWillie4
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon learning that the owner of ray's recently filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years, our dreadful dining experience at ray's in Arlington made sense. The service was awful, unapologetic and downright rude and it was obvious that the management could not care less. The wedge salad, which,in the past, was good was presented after a... More 

Thank E P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited over an hour for a salad. It was drenched with blue cheese. No water or bread served. Our table was passed between four servers. Each one was equally rude. When we inquired about our meal after an hour and a half, the server snapped at us and told us they had a wait in the kitchen. Steaks were overdone... More 

1 Thank Brunello123
Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated Valentine's Day at Ray's the Steaks, and we were very pleased with everything! Angie, our server, was excellent. The crab soup is delicious, and the scallops were outstanding. The New York Strip we had was cooked to perfection, and the key lime pie was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank TeacherTiff
Falls Church, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Rays on a Saturday night. The food was great. There were three of us and we each ordered a different steak. Creamed spinach and mashed potatoes come with your meal but two of us are on a low carb diet and passed on the free sides. Instead we ordered the vegetarian veggie plate and shared it. It was... More 

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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
USD 35
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?