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Ray's Boathouse
Ray's Boathouse

Ray's Boathouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rays.com
  • Phone: (206) 789-3770
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room: 4:30pm-9:30pm (Daily)
    Boathouse Bar: 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Daily Happy Hour: 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Paul Duncan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ray’s Catering is Seattle’s preferred caterer for a beautifully executed event! We provide full-service catering in our own waterfront banquet room (see Banquet Facilities below), as well as full-service off-premise catering for all size events from intimate gatherings and sailing receptions to extravagant corporate galas at Seattle’s premier event venues. From professional event planning and management to chef-designed menus and exceptionally polished service, Ray's makes your event both a pleasure to plan and attend! Please contact our team at (206) 789-6309 or email rayscatering@rays.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ray's provides both private and semi-private dining options for your corporate or social events.
  • Private Party Contact: Ray's Catering (206) 789-6309
  • Special Events & Promotions: Rays Café will be hosting our semi-annual Brewmaster's event on Sunday April 13th at 6pm. Please call the Café directly at 206-789-0094 if you'd like to attend!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St.
  • Public Transit: Metro Bus #86,Seaview Ave. NW Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is street and private lot parking available as well as complimentary valet.
A word from Ray's Boathouse

We deliver artfully composed plates, elevating the freshest seafood on local and global markets. Our culinary team demonstrates their passion with every seared salmon, sake kasu marinated sablefish and roasted Jidori chicken while pouring their hearts into every detail of complex sauces and syrups. Our seasonal seafood highlights, inspired by our chefs’ endless creativity, will surely delight your culinary senses while our knowledgeable wine director guides you through our extensive wine list featuring local and international vintages. Our gorgeous 30 ft. waterfront bar is the perfect location for imbibing in a specialty hand crafted cocktail while capturing the magnificent view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Our bar features both classic and specialty cocktails as well as a selection of delectable bites from our Boathouse kitchen. Enjoy the confident hospitality provided by our team as they deliver a high level of service to you and your guests.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Ray's Boathouse. We enjoyed the view and the food was excellent especially the black cod. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I would love to go back soon."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Fantastic view, outstanding food and drink. We highly recommend the clam chowder in the restaurant and the sablefish (yumm) but everything we had was awesome. We also got to witness a bit of excellent customer service - one of the staff fishing a cell phone out from behind a banquet with a coat hanger where a 2-year-old had dropped it. Certainly above and beyond."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First off, Ray's staff was amazing. I went here after I proposed and Ray's and I had contacted Ray's about setting up a special table. We had an amazing table, bouquet of flowers and champagne waiting on our arrival. The food is fantastic as well. Highly recommend the crab cakes and surf and turf."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We chose Ray's to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. We started upstairs in the Cafe to enjoy a drink and appetizer on the deck. One of the best views in Seattle, and crab dip to die for! We went downstairs to the Boathouse for our dinner, and we found a Happy Anniversary card waiting on our table--such a thoughtful touch. Amazingly attentive and knowledgeable waiter, and our steak and halibut were cooked to perfection. Highly recommend for a special occasion, or for a first class meal in a beautiful setting. Also appreciated the free valet parking."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was very palatable, but not spectacular. We liked the sablefish very much, and the sea scallops were slightly over cooked and chewy. They were well seasoned though. The orange creme brûlée was delightful, unique and well plated. The service was appropriate, friendly, and not stifling."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and fabulous food. We loved everything, and don't forget to try the Peanut Butter Bomb dessert.....heaven!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our first anniversary and a birthday and everything was absolutely perfect! The restaurant called to confirm my reservation and I pushed the reservation back an hour - and of course we arrived at the original time, they simply suggested the bar until the table was ready which was perfect. The bar tender was an absolute delight and made my dad a daiquiri that he was craving and made it that traditional way that my Dad was hoping for. Such great service and a great way to start the meal on the 97 degree day! :) Our dinner was flawless and we felt right at home! We didn't want to leave and look forward to experiencing Ray's again soon."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I ate at Ray's Boathouse on my first trip to Seattle years ago. It was so good that I ate there again two nights later! I was back in Seattle again last weekend -- and ate at Ray's again! Just as good a I remembered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ray's knows how to cook fish. We both had the sable fish that was cooked perfectly. Good wine list. The decor is a little boring although I know it was recently remodeled. The booths in the back carry sound directly to the window seats overlooking the water which is unfortunate. We will be back, though. This restaurant has more of a classic feel and the population is more geriatric."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ray's has been a Seattle favorite before the word "foodie " was invented. We dined on some very unusual seafood treasures-the white King Salmon poached with elegance, and the Black Cod, aka. sablefish, which was marinated, not too long with tender, baby, bok choy, rice surrounded with a luscious pool of green subtle seasoning. The cheese course we had at the end was served at the right (runny )m temperature, and the orange crème brulee was so fresh, and could have served 2 easily! On the front end, the salads were good , and appetizers as well, but not as creative or "to die for" as the subsequent courses. The wait staff is very professional, and we had a fantastic evening with an memorable enchanting view !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went to Ray's Boathouse the last night of our visit in Seattle, based on online reviews. The setting and the view is great, the service was friendly and attentive. Free valet parking. The food was nothing special: have had much better Caesar salads. Ordered off-the-menu special of Copper River salmon which was tasteless. Vegetarian in our party was quite satisfied with vegetable choice and Chocolate Bomb dessert. Even though the food was somewhat disappointing, it was still an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Portions way too small, prices way too high, scenery just right."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Sablefish with Sake Kasu was incredible. It's a must-have!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I ate too big of a lunch, and for what was suppose to be a special evening at Ray's, we were still full. We settled for appetizers and wine. We were somewhat pleased with appetizers. The calamari was a little rubbery (overcooked). Wine menu had a good selection and moderately priced. Prices are reasonable. Our mistake was we didn't order a salmon dish from Ray's signature dishes. If we return to Seattle we would definitely try salmon. The neighboring table of six top appeared locals and practically all had ordered a salmon plate."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was a special occasion for my out of town guest from New York. They left very impressed by view, the service, and most of all the great tasting food. They will most definitely let other New Yorker's know about Rays."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The view of Puget Sound(?) and the food were equally great. Wine list kind of underwhelming especially when the are marvelous wines from Walla Walla available."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "As always, the view of the sound was spectacular! The restaurant was beautiful!! However I paid way too much ($39) for a full plate of lentils with three less than bite sized scallops! Totally disappointed! Similar dish at other seafood restaurants would have been $10 with a variety of vegetables! Further, the wait staff was non existent! Not knowing whether the staff was shorthanded or not, I still left 15% gratuity, but was reluctant to do so. I am a frequent patron to Ray's and this was my first bad experience. If you go to a place enough, eventually, you will have a bad experience. So I give Ray's the benefit of the doubt, but I definitely feel taken advantage by the exorbitant price for what was served."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife, daughter and I dined at Ray's on June 18 to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and had an exceptional meal and a memorable experience. Our servers were attentive and helpful and our meals (scallops, crab cakes, and king salmon) were among the most exceptional we have ever experienced in a Seattle dining experience over the last 3 decades. Kudos to Ray for their exceptional food, service, and ambience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Prices seemed to be way up and the menu selection limited. Ho-hum "art" fare really did not seem to merit the stratospheric prices. Found myself missing the original classic northwest menu and the funky original boathouse from days past. Ray's used to be our "go to" place for that special night out. Perhaps the Cafe offers a better balance of price and pretension?"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our first visit to Ray's was not a disappointment. Oysters on the half shell were the most flavorful I've ever tasted. My smoked sablefish pasta was also delicious. Their unique chowder was a treat. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Was in town for just a few short days but this is The Restaurant that always makes the cut. If anyone is looking for the best seafood and steak in the area this is it, not to mention one of the most romantic places you can take a date in Seattle."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For a restaurant that lives off its reputation as a notable place in Seattle, Rays is a disappointing throw-back at best. I would not recommend it. They split our party of 14 into two seated tables, when I specifically requested we be seated together and have water views. The food is okay. Just okay. Nothing to write home about, nothing to "post" to your friends. Two people in the party complianed about thier drinks being very bitter, which I agree with. Everything was just "fair", and my scallops had shell in it, no cedar plank under the cedar salmon. I'd rather spend less and eat a burger next door- for same view. Go somewhere else. Seattle is foodie heaven, skip this,and go findit elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Beautiful views of the water traffic and sea life make a window table a greeat choice here. Service is great, on top of your needs. Food is both pleasing to the eye and the pallete. Definitely great for a special occasion, but would be nice for a spontaneous dinner out or anytime."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Valet excellent We requested window seat & were seated in middle of restaurant Waiter off and poor service"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We deliberately arrived about 45 minutes early for an 8 p.m. reservation to have a cocktail at the bar, and we found two seats right in the middle. Enjoyed the amazing view (and a pair of excellent cocktails) and friendly bartenders, and then our table was ready--a booth right in the corner against the window. Got to watch the sunset over the water, had the sommelier help us pick out a great bottle of wine, and loved every minute of our meal and evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is very expensive and the quality of the fish was disappointing. The King Salmon lacked flavor and was dry even though it was supposedly medium rare. I'm glad I didn't splurge and have the $60.00 Columbia River Salmon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect experience and wonderful, wonderful seafood! We had a great time and will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was a wonderful view, sunset and place to relax and enjoy a quiet dinner and drink. The food was good, not great. The service was impeccable and John was attentive and discreet. We really liked him. The menu is good but spendy for the amount of food you get and fare that it was. We would return for a possible special occasion but both decided there other places we liked much better for the food. The view.... you can't beat."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "But I note the wine prices have risen and the price for Copper River made a steak at Mortons look like a bargain."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I have been toRay's many times. The location is the best. They redid the dining room downstairs and it is very nice. The prices are what I have trouble with. Way too high. Also the food I had was ok and I expected more. NOw I do not mind paying for incredible food but if it is priced that way I expect it. Service very good."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I always look forward to going to Ray's. But it is no longer the same. The server was absent and distant. Nothing special. The food was average and odd. The deconstructed clam chowder was terrible. It did not make sense. Fried clams on top of a brown gravy. Most diners in my group were not pleased with the odd pairings on the plates. Lentils with scallops? Not a good mix. While the wine list is inclusive, the prices were very high. I am sad to say that if I am going to pay that kind of money I will go elsewhere. It seems Ray's focus now is the outside deck and café."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It had been years since we dined at Ray's. I don't really know why. What I do know for sure is that we will be back. We were celebrating a birthday and the relaxing atmosphere was perfect."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great location on the water. Boats, seals, stand-up surfers glide by as the sun goes down. Extensive selection of fine wines to accompany the innovate menu of delicious foods. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Was served cold, I assume it was supposed to be nuked but someone forgot to puch the button"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Whenever we visit the Seattle area we try to make it to Ray's Boathouse. Beautiful setting on the bay overlooking the Olympic mountains, with lovely sunsets. Great food. Fairly pricey, but worth it!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I took my partner there for his birthday, he loved it and we had a great meal. The server was awesome, very attentive and personable - brought me all the lemons that I asked for for my water. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our experience was great at your restaurant. We would recommend going if you have not been. I loved the vegetarian dish."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Me and my wife did a bit too much celebrating our wedding anniversary. This was the day after the anniversary. I am the skeptic who thinks a restaurant like Ray's would not be suitable for vegetarians as I have been bitten in the past in places that serve mostly sea food. The entire experience turned out to be otherwise. The staff was very friendly, we got a great booth style seat. It was not at all noisy. We ordered the appetizer and entrees, they tasty. The desert was mostly port wines and chocolates, they were both great. Overall, a great experience and great staff. We will visit it again for a special event."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The view is great!! The food ok. My son liked the scallops, I opted for lentils only, was tasty. Service was great! Looks somewhat like a diner old carpet, cheap candles on the table. If I come back it would be for the view"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Lovely view but really overpriced for the quality of the food and the portions. I won't be going back. Menu is rather limited (eg. black cod on menu for 3 separate dishes). Good if you are into unusual preparations and unusual side dishes, but you will pay for it."
    Dined on 5/27/2014