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Ruth’s Chris Steak House now open in Reston Town Center

The Reston location has officially opened (courtesy Ruth’s Chris)

A new steakhouse has landed in Reston Town Center.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has officially opened at 11990 Market Street, the company announced today (Tuesday).

Formerly home to the Italian restaurant Il Fornaio, the roughly 7,400-square-foot location includes two dining rooms, a bar and bar lounge, a patio and two private dining rooms. It seats up to 270 people, including 48 diners on the patio.

“We’ve had the pleasure of serving the Fairfax County community for many years, and are fortunate to make our one-of-a-kind experience available to even more guests in the area,” Sierra Krynitsky, general manager for Ruth’s Chris in Reston, said. “Ruth’s Chris offers its guests an exclusive dining experience — whether they’re celebrating a special occasion or enjoying an intimate dinner — no matter the size, we look forward to welcoming guests into our restaurant and showcasing the same top-notch service they’re accustomed to from our brand.”

The Reston location is the third in the county. It has more than 150 restaurants around the world since it started in 1964.

“The Reston location is our third in the area, representing an exciting expansion in the region that further entrenches us in Fairfax County’s fine dining scene,” said Cheryl Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. “We’re thrilled to continue to serve this community and look forward to more opportunities for expansion in the future.”

Founded by Ruth Fertel in New Orleans, the restaurant is known for its prime beef that is served on a 500-degree plate.

The Reston location also offers a happy hour with full-size appetizers that start at $11 and cocktails and wine from 4-6 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

The resturant only operates during dinner hours from 4-9:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 4-10:30 p.m. on Friday, and 5-10:30 p.m. on Saturday.