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Good Steakhouse Near Washington National Airport

Linda VH Feb 16, 2011 08:35 AM

Will be returning on Monday night and will have time for a nice dinner. TIA, Linda

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    sekelmaan Feb 16, 2011 08:38 AM

    There is a Ruth's Chris and Mortons across from the airport. If you want a CH favorite and not commercial place about a 12 minute drive away in Clarendon is Ray's the Steaks which has IMHO superior meat, they dry age in house, and it is much more affordable.

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    1. re: sekelmaan
      fisherdm Feb 16, 2011 10:11 AM

      I 2nd this vote for Ray's. From the airport, it's a ten minute cab ride, and DC's highest quality, authentic steak option. Get a reservation, and thank us later.

      1. re: fisherdm
        mjhals Feb 16, 2011 10:21 AM

        And do not forget to try the crab bisque!

      2. re: sekelmaan
        ktmoomau Feb 16, 2011 11:09 AM

        Agree with Sekelmaan. The only reason I might choose Ruth Chris is that the one by the airport has a really fantastic view over Washington. but Ray's has better steaks, unless you really like butter.

        1. re: sekelmaan
          jaydreb Feb 16, 2011 11:23 AM

          Agree with Rays (didn't realize they dry-aged in-house).

          If you want to stay in the airport, they recently opened a Sam & Harry's. Not able to vouch for it however.

          Sam & Harry's
          8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

          1. re: jaydreb
            sekelmaan Feb 16, 2011 11:49 AM

            It's a relatively new thing. They tell you the cuts they have ready for each night. The bone in ribeye is amazing. Nice long 18" bone is excellent to pick up and chew on.

            1. re: sekelmaan
              will_5198 Feb 16, 2011 01:43 PM

              Is this every night of the week now? When I first heard about the dry-aged cuts, it was advertised as a "Saturday, sometimes Friday and Sunday" deal. That was awhile ago, however.

              1. re: will_5198
                sekelmaan Feb 16, 2011 03:41 PM

                Every night now. I went in twice during the week and they were doing it on weekends, I got pissed both times. I think that happened a lot. I was there about three weeks ago and they are now doing dry-aged every night. Hooyah!

                1. re: sekelmaan
                  fisherdm Feb 17, 2011 05:14 AM

                  Yeah - Landrum installed a walk-in right next to the host station, and that sucker is full of tasty, dry-aged goodness.

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