About Ruthie's All Day
Ruthie’s All-Day is a special neighborhood place that makes bellies happy all-day, every day. We are a family-friendly, all-day restaurant and bar with a custom-built wood-burning hearth. We serve coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with coffee/breakfast counter service in the morning transitioning to full-service lunch throughout the week, and a modern take on meat and three (including 100% wood-smoked barbecue) in the evening with brunch on the weekends. We also have an extensive beverage program that reflect the flavors and seasonality of the menus, including a wine list with old-world classics and new world producers, cocktails with twists on classic favorites, and a rotating eight draft beer program from local breweries. We are an unpretentious chef-driven restaurant with an emphasis on using locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. We welcome everyone and anyone to dine with us, with one exception… you have to be RAD.
About Mr. W's
Ruthie’s All-Day is located in a historic Mid-Century Modern landmark building formerly occupied by a chocolate factory/ice cream shop named Mr. W’s in the 1950s. The team worked with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the National Park Service to help preserve, carefully restore, and enhance the design of the building's original character. The flexible open floor plan with extra-large windows on all three sides and outdoor seating connected by large operable windows seamlessly brings the outdoors inside to reflect the mid-century modern design of the original building.
Matt Hill | Owner & Chef
Matt Hill graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 2000 and has worked at several distinguished restaurants such as, Craft, Theo, Aureole, Charlie Palmer Steak, Range, and Liberty Tavern Group (Northside Social, Liberty BBQ, Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall). Matt is also involved in many philanthropic events and charitable organizations, including Share Our Strength, Heart’s Delight, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, Virginia Hospital, and Doorways for Women and Families. Matt lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Jeanne Choi, and their two sons, Calder and Harrison.
TODD SALVADORE | Owner and General Manager
Todd Salvadore, while studying computer engineering, has always had a passion for the hospitality industry. He grew up in Stockbridge Massachusetts, working at the Historic Red Lion Inn. After college, he moved to Las Vegas to work at his first Michelin Star restaurant as a Captain at Alize. His management career has taken him across the country from Charlie Palmer Steak DC to Element 47 at The Little Nell in Aspen. His most recent position was with the RW Restaurant Group, as the General Manager of the Michelin Starred Siren by RW. During each stop of his career, his focus has always been on putting guests first and building a lasting community relationship.