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what are the prices like at "Ray's The Steak" in Arlinton, VA? (I lost bet and have to buy steak dinners for 17 people)

OaktonWhitney Apr 24, 2008 09:22 AM

What are the prices like at "Ray's The Steak" in Arlinton, VA?
I lost bet and have to buy dinners for 17 people. The alternative
is to get naked and jump into the Tidal Basin next to Jefferson
Memorial... I don't want to get arrested, so I guess I'm paying
for dinners... :)

Do they have a menu online somewhere?

Thanks! :)

  1. ktmoomau Apr 24, 2008 09:28 AM

    No online menu that I am aware of not even on menupages, but I think most of the steaks are 29.95, at least I know their NY strips are that with complimentary sides of mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, but I doubt Rays the Steaks in Arlington doesn't take large groups you would have to treat people in multiple dinners. You might check out Rays the Classics in Silver Spring as they at least take reservations and might be better if you wanted to take more people at a time.

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    1. re: ktmoomau
      OaktonWhitney Apr 24, 2008 09:32 AM

      no large groups eh? I'll just try that loophole and get out
      of having to pay for the dinners... "sorry guys, Rays' doesn't
      take large groups.... better luck next time" (they'll probably
      throw me into the river) :) :) :)

    2. ktmoomau Apr 24, 2008 09:30 AM

      I read on askTom chat that the Crystal City Restaurant (not Crystal City Sports Pub mind you) has a $5 steak deal, you could always invite people there are see who shows up, hahahahahha, it could be a very interesting steak dinner night.

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      1. re: ktmoomau
        Elyssa Apr 24, 2008 10:22 AM

        Plus they'll get their nudity and their steak all in one place.

        That's a major bet to lose!

        1. re: Elyssa
          ktmoomau Apr 24, 2008 10:34 AM

          True I didn't even think of that, good call!

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        MarcDC Apr 24, 2008 09:53 AM

        haha, sweet.

        good thing is, out of all the steakhouses, Ray's is not very expensive $24-$34 and as previously mentioned, it comes with creamed spinach and mashed taters

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        1. re: MarcDC
          janetdwms Apr 24, 2008 10:38 AM

          I've been to the Silver Spring location and I don't remember those sides being included there, you may want to check first.

          Wonder what that bet was about?....

          1. re: janetdwms
            DanielK Apr 24, 2008 11:14 AM

            The sides are still included at Ray's the Classics in Silver Spring.

            Ray's in Arlington doesn't take reservations, other than showing up day of, but I think they still won't take tables larger than 8.

            In Silver Spring, you can make reservations, and they do have a private room in the back. Prices are comparable to the Arlington location, but the decor is a bit more upscale. You could definitely get 17 in the back room.

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          Steve Apr 24, 2008 06:31 PM

          Do you have to go to Rays' the Steaks? Certainly, there are some good, cheap steaks out there. Some of the Bolivian places (like Victor's) do good steak, and there's always something like the Monday night special at Mister Days which is very respectable at ten bucks.

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          1. re: Steve
            GyroBall Apr 24, 2008 07:06 PM

            WAIT?!?! What was the bet?

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            onocoffee Apr 24, 2008 09:51 PM

            Well, only yellow bellies reneg on their bets.

            Since Ray's is so small, just tell them they don't accept large groups and you'll have to take them a few at a time. It's a good way to spread out the pain - er, payments over a few weeks instead of being hit with a thousand dollar bill for one sitting.

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              MartyL Apr 25, 2008 06:04 AM

              If you get lucky (e.g., very early or late, not on a Friday or Saturday), you might be able to secure 17 seats at once in the bar section of Ray's the Classics, where you can get away with the best deals in town, some as low as $15 for an enormous amount of fabulous food. No reservations, however.

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                bylinemjf Apr 25, 2008 12:44 PM

                Yeah, seriously you have to tell us the bet. That headline made me laugh out loud.

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                1. re: bylinemjf
                  Itsmeeh1 Apr 25, 2008 12:49 PM

                  Just be prepared to wait for at least an hour (on a good night) for Ray's the Steak. It was definitely worth it though because they were great steaks plus good sides. I'm with the rest of the gang wondering how you lost the bet. I am sure it has to be pretty good for you to end up paying steak dinners for 17 people!

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                  WARojas Apr 25, 2008 02:39 PM

                  We've got a sample menu up on our site (prices were accurate as of this past winter): http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/re...

                  But I agree that you'll have a hell of a time getting 17 folks in there as one cohesive group (the place only seats about 45 total and they don't take reservations).

                  Good luck.

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