Michael Landrum opened Ray’s3 (pronounced “Ray’s to the Third”) at 1650 Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn during late September. This new Ray’s has a steak frites focus. The lease for this Rosslyn space was executed before the leases Landrum signed at City Vista. With Ray’s3 now completed the cafe/bakery Ryse under construction in the 5th Street space at City Vista should become a greater focus.
Next up after Ryse would be whatever concept Landrum has planned for the K Street space between Mandu and the Vida Gym entrance. We’ve heard it would be a Hellburger at various points in time. But the rumors of his plans for his Arlington locations changed many times over the last two years only to ultimately deliver a concept that was different than anything suggested. What do you prefer? Hellburger? A Ray’s the Steaks? A steak frites restaurant like Ray’s3 or something a little different like the one-time Rosslyn rumor of Ray’s the Catch?