So, here's the deal: we went for Restaurant Week (RW). I realize Ruth's Chris is never going to make it on the "cheap eats" list, but we did with it what we could! I would strongly recommend going here during a DC RW - we were treated like "normal" patrons, and the food tastes much more expensive than $35 for the 3-course meal. Their signature move is to have all of the plates come out sizzlin', so it is SUPER hot right when your meat is served. We got the spinach (wouldn't rush to order it again), and the mushrooms (delish, but can you ever go wrong with garlic and butter?).
My one complaint: it was almost ALL dudes! I realize it was maybe a lot of businessmen out for dinner, but I would have expected to see more people on dates there.
This location is right off of RT 7, near all of the car dealerships. Given that there is a ton of construction on RT 7 right now, I wouldn't allow for ample travel time from Tysons Corner Mall to the restaurant.