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Ray's The Steaks

Steakhouse$$$$
Clarendon - Courthouse, Arlington
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  • The steak at Ray's The Steaks is a can't miss
  • The experts at Eater and Food Network recommend this place
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  • Mark M.
    "The crab bisque is by far one of the best ways to start a fine meal."(16 Tips)
    Mary W.
    "Dark chocolate mousse is fantastic!"(4 Tips)
    David A.
    "Can't go wrong with the bacon wrapped filet mignon."(10 Tips)
    Jarrid H.
    "The BEST key lime pie I have ever had."(5 Tips)
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  • Beth L.
    Beth LJune 30
    Good meal but the parking validation did not work at the garage. Out an extra $10. May deter another visit
  • Sandra R.
    They needa put big mirrors up in that far back room so it doesn't look like a sad corner for ugly people and babies.
  • Bob W.
    Its all good, the only limiting factor is the size of your stomach.
  • M. S.
    M. SheppyApril 29
    Overall, this was quite disappointing. Notifying the manager that my wife had her birthday, and nothing was done, to a steak that was under-done twice, underscored how disappointing it was.
    Downvoted 5 days ago
  • David W.
    David WilderMarch 13
    I felt like I was eating in an old retail space that'd gone out of business but the steak was delicious!
  • John K.
    John KassJanuary 1
    Very large steaks. Unlimited spinach and potatoes. Very good Cajun steak. Sirloin.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MexicNovember 26, 2016
    I rate this establishment as POOR. 2 of the 4 dishes were wrong and the server spilled a full bottle of red wine on me. Management failed to address the accident. Worst Service I've seen.
  • Alan R.
    Alan RosenblattJuly 8, 2016
    If you to spend less $, try a Butcher Cuts. I like the Brazilian Strip & Hangar Steak. Smaller, cheaper & yummy.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokJune 26, 2016
    Steaks come with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    Not sure what the hype is. Steaks are good but not out of this world.
  • Leandra G.
    Leandra GerenaApril 24, 2016
    Delicious food at a great price. The filet mignon was one of the best I've had. The service was great. They were very friendly and accommodating.
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaMarch 13, 2016
    Sorry Ray's, your stake is not as incredible as you advertise. In addition, your steak sauce is very disappointing - too much cream, and not enough flavor. It is a typical low-middle class steakhouse.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HazelkornMarch 11, 2016
    Service and food was great as expected.
  • Liane B.
    Liane BanseDecember 31, 2015
    I ordered the filet with brandy mushroom cream sauce. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was fabulous. Better than my usual Bernaise sauce. Great sides.
  • Katelynn W.
    Katelynn WaclawskiDecember 31, 2015
    Had a great meal that included filet mignon cream spinach and mashed potatoes with a purchase of a steak and finished off with a dark chocolate mousse rich and creamy I will be back to Rays The Steaks
  • Mary W.
    Mary W.December 31, 2015
    Filet mignon au poivre is too sweet, instead, get the brandy mushroom cream sauce. Dark chocolate mousse is fantastic! Sides came cold. Service was not the best - a little slow. Good bread&good prices
  • Mad z.
    Mad zNovember 14, 2015
    The steak is so good, and so is the mac and cheese!!
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LittleOctober 20, 2015
    The Brazilian is to die for!
  • Wapentake
    WapentakeAugust 3, 2015
    Skirt steak and key lime pie
  • GeauxDC F.
    GeauxDC FoodieApril 20, 2015
    Ray's is thee best "bang for your buck" in the U.S. Incredibly quality steaks at a fraction of the price.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony Van DetteApril 6, 2015
    Wonderful filet mignon
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkMarch 23, 2015
    uncomparable value for extremely flavorful steaks. unlimited sides include creamed spinach and mashed potatos (regular and garlic). spicy el diablo and brandy mushroom NY strip wont disappoint.
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshMarch 21, 2015
    The place for good entrecôte or seafood
  • Adam G.
    Adam GuessFebruary 15, 2015
    The steaks.
  • Dusk D.
    Dusk DargentFebruary 13, 2015
    Possibly the best steak I've ever had. Amazing. No cocktails (wine and beer only).
  • Yoyi L.
    Yoyi LarrieuFebruary 1, 2015
    The best deviled eggs!
  • Steven F.
    Steven FreimanJanuary 27, 2015
    You can't go wrong. Crab bisque and any steak.
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 26, 2015
    Affordable price, fresh meat, friendly service and ambience. The best steakhouse in the hood. Filet mignon was heavenly delish.
  • Liz C.
    Liz Caselli-MechaelJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't worry about ordering a bunch of sides- all steaks come with bottomless mashed potatoes and creamed spinach that are delish
  • Bobbie K.
    Bobbie KahklenJanuary 3, 2015
    Be sure to park legally! They will tow ya in a NY minute!
  • Eleonora F.
    Eleonora FigliuoliDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    MMM the new york strip Bertolucci is amazing with the bone marrow and the crab bisque is divine as is the mixed baby field greens salad (last two both are appetizers)
  • Troy J.
    Troy JohnsonNovember 18, 2014
    Get the bistro special, the onglet, for the best slab o' cow you've ever had the privilege to eat.
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NanceSeptember 28, 2014
    Get the crab bisque. The blue cheese sauce for the filet is also delicious.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HutchinsSeptember 20, 2014
    Bart's birthday
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NanceSeptember 14, 2014
    Amazing filet
  • Josh
    JoshSeptember 9, 2014
    Start off with the bacon wrapped sea scallops and move on to the New York Strip steak cooked medium rare with the peppercorn crust and port wine sauce. Hands-down the best Strip I've ever tasted.
  • Orlando F.
    Orlando FerreiraSeptember 4, 2014
    Simple decor but great steaks with all you can eat sides of mashed potatoes and vegetables
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RodriguezAugust 26, 2014
    Best steaks in town, free side dishes and extensive wine offerings.
  • Eddra R.
    Eddra RomeroAugust 14, 2014
    Everything!
  • Alena C.
    Alena CallaghanAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great steak without pretension. They don't serve liquor, but have a pretty good wine selection. The devilish eggs are amazing if you don't mind tartare.
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    Fabulous steaks for a fabulous price. We always take our out of town guests here!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    Yes, there's a belly-filling Dry-Aged Delmonico for under $43, but why play it safe when you can dig into a rich, chewy hanger cut for $20? Finish with a slice of Key lime pie and leave satisfied. Read more
  • Jules W.
    Jules WeissMay 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the steak. They're kinda known for it;).
  • Terrell C.
    Great food..., 😊
  • Aderonke A.
    Aderonke AMarch 14, 2014
    The crab bisque is AH-Mazing....the bacon wrapped filet mignon with the bernaisse (sp) sauce was delicious....topped off with key lime pie and milk chocolate mousse. Perfect dinner!!!
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangJanuary 28, 2014
    Try the Côte de boeuf - Juicy tender steak that feeds more than two!
  • Matthew Y.
    Matthew YoungJanuary 20, 2014
    Scallop appetizers are excellent, Prime Rib on the bone is melt in your mouth.
  • James W.
    James WardDecember 11, 2013
    Get the special. Get a bottle of Burgess. Thank me later.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CrockettOctober 12, 2013
    Cowboy steak for two was awesome as well as the crab bisque and devilishly good eggs. Staff is very knowledgeable.
  • David D.
    David DyTangSeptember 12, 2013
    The place to go for fantastic, flavorful steak. While you're there, try the cowboy cut and the she crab bisque!
  • Jim P.
    Jim PoehlmanAugust 10, 2013
    We had the Crab Royale, the Lobster Mac and Cheese and The Dry Aged Steak Delmonico. All were amazing! Prices were a little high but the portions are huge.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel ArringtonJuly 19, 2013
    Always order the dry aged and never cooked beyond medium. Love the service and staff.
  • Emma S.
    Emma SmithMay 26, 2013
    Being a young couple our server treated us pretty crappy,however the hanger steak was absolutely phenomenal. I am usually a filet lover but the hanger exceeded my expectations for a great steak.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HebenstreitMay 22, 2013
    Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon!!!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LucasApril 21, 2013
    The Classic New York Strip!
  • Mark Gingell
    Mark GingellFebruary 21, 2013
    Wouldn't be lying if I said that the New York 12oz Steak I eat tonight was the best darn Steak I've ever eaten! Who needs bloody fries, its all about the Steak!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GerhardtFebruary 3, 2013
    Excellent service, great steak. No liquor was disappointing and they were out of the aged steak that I wanted but overall it was amazing.
  • Drew H.
    Drew HawkinsJanuary 22, 2013
    Great quality steak.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RozenblatJanuary 19, 2013
    Bacon appetizer is the truth. Was disappointed they were out of dry age steaks by 7pm, but the classic NY strip was very good.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MaurerJanuary 7, 2013
    The crab bisque is by far one of the best ways to start a fine meal. Love this place!
  • Brian E.
    Brian EntzmingerJanuary 6, 2013
    Get a Ribeye with Hotel Butter!
  • James S.
    James StewartJanuary 1, 2013
    Come here with Tony and Meggo, it's more fun that way!
  • 4SqR Expert M B.
    4SqR Expert M BoudreauOctober 25, 2012
    Don't GO - unless you are some new to town, wanna' be cool hipster
  • James S.
    James StewartOctober 6, 2012
    Your friends might be at retro rays!
  • David G.
    David GageOctober 2, 2012
    The Rib Eye just melted in my mouth. Great steak place.
  • Allison
    AllisonSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and seared with Cajun spice ( top & bottom) its so good! New York strip with mushroom sauce is good too. Not as tender as the filet
  • rommie
    rommieAugust 25, 2012
    Simply the best steak I've had in a good long while #truestory
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    A cooked-to-order top loin sirloin hits the table bloody as hell, it’s brazenly peppercorned crust further lavished in slow-melting shallot butter. - November 2011 issue
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CJune 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Save room for the milk chocolate mousse. He'll, get it even if you're stuffed. It's that good.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Ray’s dominates the region’s steak scene by offering unique cuts of meat, aged, butchered and trimmed in-house. - June issue 2012.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SloanMay 17, 2012
    We come to DC every May with the Realtors. Every trip, we come to Rays. It's the best!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Diablo style. Nom.
  • Philip W.
    Philip WangMarch 12, 2012
    all of the steaks are delicious, but i love mine with the brandy mushroom sauce. drool.
  • Ken
    KenFebruary 25, 2012
    Just awesome!!!!!!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaumFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the hanger steak. Incredible deal.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    When we crave a thick, bloody steak, this is the place that leaps to mind. We prefer restaurateur Michael Landrum’s for its value, its warmth, and its scale. This is a steakhouse for the common man.
  • Nicholas C.
    Nicholas CarlsonDecember 31, 2011
    If they have a dry aged steak special: GET IT. Wow.
  • Matt
    MattDecember 11, 2011
    The steaks in the aging room are what people are raving about, the standard menu cuts are more a good value than an amazing steak.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CrowleyDecember 8, 2011
    Try the boob scotch
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    Affordable and featuring the highest-quality selection of meat. Try the hanger steak wrapped in bacon.
  • Pete G.
    Pete GibsonNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you talk shit about Ray's I'll find out who you are and give you a real talking to.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CNovember 1, 2011
    Try the Applewood-Smoked Bacon - Bacon as an appetizer? Hell yes.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShineOctober 31, 2011
    new york strip or kansas city bone-in if it's on special
  • Keith M.
    Keith MalkinOctober 25, 2011
    Ray's is part of an innovative and high-quality chain of local DC area restaurants with an outstanding reputation. The steaks here are fabulous; better than The Palm or Morton's.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel ArringtonSeptember 9, 2011
    Steak HEAVEN!!!!!
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThompsonAugust 17, 2011
    Amazing. Sides were delish, beers were amazing, and the steaks to die for. Make sure you end your night with the mousse.
  • Breanna
    BreannaAugust 14, 2011
    You must get the crab bisque and cajun ribeye...to die for!
  • Pete G.
    Pete GibsonAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the ceiling fans!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 29, 2011
    Strictly no-frills, Ray's the Steaks has one focus and that is steak. So what the dining room is lacking in visual interest, it makes up for in red meat, cooked to perfection. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Christina S.
    Christina SneedJuly 17, 2011
    You will not regret the filet. Fantastic!
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GalitJune 20, 2011
    Good food, plain decor.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BoiceMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    dry aged bone-in ribeye if they have it Read more
  • Daanish A.
    Daanish AliMay 18, 2011
    For most flavor go with the dry aged beef.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TabbalMay 16, 2011
    The bone-in ribeye is a must try. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Carter
    CarterApril 21, 2011
    The steaks here are in the top three best I've ever had.
  • Ch8ryl
    Ch8rylApril 13, 2011
    Aged ribeye is great.
  • Cedric A.
    Cedric A.April 10, 2011
    Ribeye is good, as is the mac n cheese. My only suggestion - get sharper steak knives!
  • Jerod E.
    Jerod EFebruary 27, 2011
    the blue devil is awesome. crab bisque, just do it.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TheriaultJanuary 31, 2011
    Don't come unless your entire group is there. They wont seat you. I hate that policy.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 23, 2010
    Try the blackened scallops
  • Anderson D.
    Anderson DonasAugust 12, 2015
    Uma ótima opção para comer um bom steak em Arlington. Vale a pena!
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