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Ray's the Steaks Is Closing in Arlington After 17 Years - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Jun 05,2019
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

Ray's the Steaks will close in Arlington. Photograph by Scott Suchman
Source Washingtonian

Source Washingtonian


ARLINGTON, VA. - Washington will soon lose a carnivorous institution. Ray’s the Steaks, an unfussy Arlington chophouse that’s operated in the neighborhood for 17 years, will close after service on Saturday, June 15, says chef/owner Michael Landrum.

“We thank everyone for opportunity to serve you throughout these many years, and truly regret no longer being able to continue to do so,” says Landrum in an email statement. He declined to elaborate on the reasons behind the closure.

Even as DC bucks its reputation as a steakhouse town, Ray’s has remained an eccentric, homegrown favorite. Credit its long-running reputation as the anti-downtown steakhouse: no power booths, no expense accounts, no decor to speak of. Just the classics in a boisterous, bare-bones dining room: 30-day, house-aged steaks, crab bisque, creamed spinach, all dished up at moderate prices. (A full steak dinner for two with wine can clock in at less than $100.) A message from Landrum on the restaurant’s website is apropos: “If luxury accommodations and exquisite service are important to your dining needs, we strongly recommend another one other region’s many, many finer steakhouses and superior restaurants. If you decide to try us out, we promise to work our hardest to reward your decision with great steaks and seafood at fair and honest prices.”

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