Ruby is one of my favorite casual restaurants in the U-District. The decor is comfortable with velvet curtains and large ornate mirrors. There is a small bar area with a handful of stools and a couch.
The menu features a broad selection of Asian and Middle Eastern salads, noodle bowls and rice bowls. The portions are large and the food is flavorful. Service is on the slower side, but bearable.
If you are in a hurry, you can call ahead and get take out.