Nice Grilled Salmon Salad
fennel, anchovy, roasted peppers, crisp potato, farm egg, nicoise olive aioli, green beans, frisee, arugula, red wine vinaigrette
roasted potatoes, squash, brussels sprouts, kale, peppers, poached egg, mustard seed cream
Wow! During Restaurant Week, diners can choose between any appetizer or starter salad, any entree and any dessert for $40. This is an exceptional value for a restaurant that is already known for its fabulous food, generous portions and moderate prices. This is a great opportunity to sample from the many fine offerings (grilled octopus, tuna tartare, smoked duck, grilled fish, top-notch side dishes and awesome house-made desserts) that are on the RAD menu. Don't miss out!
As always, dinner at Ruthies was spectacular. Sitting out on the patio when it started to sprinkle, not so much… would love if there was a canvas (or other) cover. Service was warm and friendly. Very glad we have this neighborhood gem.
The food is always excellent. Great environment, wonderful service
With no tables indoors, I was placed outside in the cold. There were heaters but were not turned on! Other diners didn’t complain, but I did & I had to go in & ask. All the heaters had empty propane tanks & had to be replaced. Why did I have to complain?? Eventually I asked for an inside table bec the heaters were insufficient. The food — I had smoked pork sandwich— was delicious. Service wasn’t great.
Grilled Octopus, Brisket and Brussel Sprouts were fabulous
We met another couple for dinner. It was our first visit and their second. We wanted to go based on Tom Sitsema’s (sp?) review. I had the wood grilled oysters for a starter and they were great. I had the Wood Grilled Delicata Squash as my entree and wife ordered the Hearty Grain Salad (she’s a hard core vegetarian) and both of these were good. The other couple had the Wood Grilled Branzino and the Wood Grilled Salmon and they loved it. So, we really liked the place and our service was really good and would certainly recommend it to others. Clearly carnivores will have a better food experience but it is vegetarian friendly.
The waiter was apparently too busy to check on us. And the grits were like soup. When we showed it to him he said that’s the way they are. Thinking about it now wouldn’t of been nicer and more appropriate if he just took it back? That’s overall what the whole meal felt like just not all there.
Excellent, but I prefer outside (when the weather is better) for both health safety and noise level.
The food was incredible. My nieces want to return but to sit inside.
We stopped in for a Saturday Brunch. Nice experience. We'll probably come back
Our first time and definitely not the last. We reserved outdoor seating but when we arrived the heaters weren’t turned on but they turned it on once we were seated. The food was fantastic! And the service exceptional. Wear layers if you plan to eat outside.
Great Food! The brisket is delicious as are all the side dishes!
Awesome drinks (great wine and beer), service and food. Had the brisket, biscuits, smashed potatoes. All were excellent. Highly recommend making a reservation. This place is always busy.
Comfort food with a modern spin. Great cocktails too. Loved the hushpuppies and mac & cheese. Vegetarian entree (stuffed delicata squash) was huge and delicious. Warm campfire cookies to end the meal were wonderful. Big portions and great value.
Delicious food and attentive service. Comfort food with a twist. Extensive and interesting drink menu. Perfect biscuits. We came for dinner and look forward to trying breakfast.
We were the only guests sitting outside. It was 25 degrees but sunny with blue skies. The staff turned on all the heaters near us. They brought all our food at the same time. They even brought us piping hot cups of water to keep our hands warm. Such a fabulous crew! We love this place
First time visit after driving past a few time. A pleasant spot to meet the girls for lunch. Food was perfect. Service was timely and extremely pleasant. We agreed we need to come back and enjoy the cocktails too.
The perfect meal in South Arlington? Grilled octopus appetizer (best in the DMV area); grilled fish entree (you can't go wrong with any grilled entree special at Ruthie's); and the warm campfire cookies with a scoop of cookie dough ice cream. We have never allowed poor weather to stand in the way of an outstanding meal at Ruthie's!
the food was great - the fries were fresh and delicious - I will be back soon enough - Thanks Ruthie;s All-Day
The food and service are always outstanding. The staff get to know you and are always welcoming. Fantastic place.
I’ve become a regular here, it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Everything I’ve had from the menu has been consistently good, the staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable. I love this place.
Once again great food and service.
Really interesting menu with nice twists on old favorites. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the menu is diverse and a great value. Service was professional but not rushed. Love the open feeling of the dining room with windows on 3 sides - only minor quibble was the noise level but it didn’t interfere with our very enjoyable evening
sat at the bar--favorite thing to do--great bar staff
Delicious breakfast RAD bowl broke our fast after routine annual Dr. appointment. It was great. Always a pleasure to visit Ruthie's.
Excellent service and delicious food. We will be back.
Food amazing, service great. Our family is quite picky but they are all satisfied.
Ruthie's was the perfect ending to a long day of flight delays for our friend who was returning to the D.C. area. We shared the grilled octopus salad - the best octopus appetizer in the DMV - and we each enjoyed the excellent grilled fish entree. Our friend also sampled two sides that she hadn't tried before, and she is now a big fan of the mac'n'cheese and the brussel sprouts. Although we were full from dinner, we each took a soft and chewy campfire cookie home with us. A great way to start the New Year!
The food was truly outstanding. It's normal to expect one item on the menu or in your order to be above average and perhaps extraordinary, but everything was top notch from the salad to the entrees and good portions. Excellent. I recommend highly, and very affordable on top of all that.
Ruthie's was amazing, we will definitely be back! We had the biscuit sandwich and the burger, both amazing.
I go every week. They never disappoint. It’s. So. Good.
Great food and service. Recommend the biscuits and gravy! Neighborhood gem!