Ray's in the City
Ray's in the City

Ray's in the City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raysrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 4045249224x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am-4:00pm
    Dinner Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ugo Okpareke
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a variety of items from seafood, sushi, sandwiches and platters, lunch or dinners. Please call for more information.
  • Entertainment: Soothing live music, Wednesday thru Saturday, 6:00pm -10:00pm. Live jazz and piano by a variety of local entertainers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Andrew Young International/Harris
  • Public Transit: Peachtree Center Marta station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking available after 5:00pm, up to 3 hours, in the Americasmart parking deck (next to Haveli). You can get to Ray’s in the City from Level A. Go through the entrance door, into the Merchandise Mart. Go right and walk through the bridge over Spring Street. Continue straight through the Mart to Peachtree Street. Ray’s in located on your left hand side.
A word from Ray's in the City
Ray's in the City is a casual seafood restaurant offering the best seasonal and fresh seafood available. Seafood is flown in daily from the Atlantic and Pacific.
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Ray's in the City reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)good for groups (70)romantic (65)fit for foodies (63)great for lunch (52)neighborhood gem (37)notable wine list (32)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (19)great for brunch (15)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Get an appetizer...you'll need it
    Foodluver
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    While the food was very good, it took a long time for us to receive our entrees. Thankfully in our party of 4, we all ordered appetizers. It was a good 30-45 minutes from the time we ordered our food until it was served. The food was amazing but the service could use a little boost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance ... so-so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Husband and I decided to give this a shot after being unable to reserve a table at Georgia Browns Juke Joint. Loved the atmosphere! Live jazz, soft blue lights- very romantic and intimate. I ordered the fresh Georgia trout with cauliflower and he ordered a filet with cheesy Mac and we also ordered the creamer corn. The trout was wonderful, the cauliflower was good too! His steak, according to him, wasn't overly impressive. The cream corn was good but had a very smokey, meaty taste.... a little too much for my liking. Our waiter was decent- not as attentive as he should have been but decent. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would come back just for the live music!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find!
    TexasVisitor
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was in the city for for an awards ceremony and was looking for a enjoyable place to dine and celebrate. I don't think I could have made a better choice. Everyone in my party of five thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely horrible experience
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I took my partner to Rays for her birthday and I wish I'd selected another restaurant. The waiter seemed completely not interested in us or anyone else for that matter. My $32 scallop were over cooked & the manager literally told me that he gave me someone else's order! Are you kidding me? The bill was $89 for 2 people without any alcohol. Save your money and go someplace else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu!!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great spot, excellent service and a wonderful menu. This restaurant was a great find, I'd go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Excellent Service!
    New2ATL
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Decided to try Rays In The City as I had seen a piece on the 3 restaurants on a local show "Atlanta Eats". I am new to Atlanta having recently moved here from New Jersey. I've dined at some of the best restaurants in America and rate Rays In The City an overall 7 out of 10. The food was outstanding and the service to match. My wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner and were very pleased. The only negative is it's in downtown ATL and parking was a REAL headache. The parking deck around the corner was full and we were lucky to find a spot on the top level. They validate your parking ticket for a specific parking garage but I could not locate it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up!
    RealMcCoy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my wife on our one year anniversary. The ambiance is nice, location is good and outside atmosphere brings you in! Hostes was sweet and said 'happy anniversay" because I told them when making the reservation. Service was awkard with several servers coming and going, none of which were great. But very timely in a weird way. Apps were best part of the meal, sushi and mussels, but the rest was very sub-par for my expectations and budget. Service was hit and miss, not very personalbe and didn't make us feel special. I would recommend only for sushi. Didn't live up to the hype, website, or moderate expecations. Overall a C+ Mostly for poor food/ entrees and service that lack solidarity and touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We are in Atlanta for business regularly and this place is by far our favorite restaurant to dine in. The vibe in the bar is great, the service staff are always friendly, professional and attentive. The food here is excellent. I had the Parmesan Crusted Scallops and this place knocks them out of the park! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - not so great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The restaurant was very busy with convention goers. After being seated, waited 10-15 minutes without ever seeing any wait staff. Finally, got up & found a waitress to take our orders. Service remained slow even after that. The food was excellent however.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sueann
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Being in town for a convention and this is a good place to go. Good seafood. The wait staff was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food and service
    p3dave
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my second visit to Ray's in the City and it didn't disapoint. Closing time was 10 PM and we arrived at 9:30PM there was no rush and in fact when we left at 10:40PM there were still a few other folks there. Great restaurnant in downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lori
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Reservation for 10 people - EXCELLENT!! Every year our convention is in Atlanta, we are sure to go to Ray's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • braves07
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great spot when you have a conference in downtown Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service but loud and hot
    beanie8875
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was great. The acoustics were awful and it was hot.food was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner!
    CocoScho
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband & I are both teachers, so we don't always get to go out. However, we were celebrating our 5th anniversary on Saturday & I am so pleased we chose Ray's in the City as our celebration destination. The food was wonderful, but most importantly we were WELL taken care of by our servers. They were so kind & they made us feel very special! We will definitely return to Ray's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Incredible crab cakes. The best I've ever eaten. Authentic mashed potatoes with asparagus on steroids!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Ttnoah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant was steps away from our hotel. The food was fabulous and the service impeccable. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD, COOL RESTAURANT
    DAWG1981
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went there for my wife's birthday. i got a surf and turf special which was outstanding. my wife got a whole lobster which was good but very small. service was very good. enjoyed it a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!
    Krysta
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Second time visiting Ray's! It will become a tradition when I am in Atlanta, I think. Really wonderful food, especially delicious oysters. Impeccable service. Everything you want in a high class restaurant. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The dinner started out fine. Our waiter went over specials, gave us time to look at the menu, and we made our choices. He delivered the bisque, which was admittedly delicious, though this was the last good part of our experience. The waiter disappeared. We saw him twice more through the night, though it was as if he was avoiding the table. Once we asked where the appetizer was. We had ordered sashimi, which had been drying out on a platter somewhere, The steak was delivered promptly and cooked rare as requested, but the flavor was destroyed as the filet mignon was soaked in some kind of BBQ sauce. We were also given bread to start on after the meal was finished. After waiting a while for the waiter, we asked someone else to deliver the bill
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Sealover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The amount we paid was not worth what we got. A dozen fresh oysters in the half shell was $30 and they were the tiniest oysters I've ever seen. Tiny thin piece of oyster that didn't even feel like an appetizer after eating the entire dozen. This was a big disappointment because I was really craving oysters and that's the whole reason we chose this restaurant. The broiled seafood platter I got was seasoned well, but the lobster was a bit over-cooked and my salmon was very under-cooked. I must say that the scallops I had were cooked perfectly. My fiancé and I split the lobster risotto (shareable side) but it was overdone and pasty. My fiancé got the filet and crab cake special. His steak was cooked perfectly and was super tender.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Victory Dinner
    BamaFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good, not great, but the overall experience made up for it. Had great service and loved the atmosphere. Would definitely return without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not a great experience and not terrible, just not up to expectations. Seemed to have lots of wait staff but our water never got refilled, ordered a second glass of wine and took a long time coming, salad not served with others, had to ask. Food was good but not great. Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raves for Ray's in the City
    WCD1954
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Over the Labor Day weekend, my wife and I were in downtown Atlanta for the annual DragonCon conference. Mid afternoon, it was decided that we should have dinner with some friends who live in the area. I was able to get a reservation on pretty short notice (we would have waited) and got a great table in the area off the main dining room. As always, the food was amazing and the service was stellar! I've seen it many times, but the presentation of the shrimp cocktail is always a show unto itself. Rays' is in the top 3 in the city for preparation of the local favorite, Maytag bleu cheese potato chips, and they did not disappoint. My entree was the parmesan crusted scallops over lobster risotto...excellent!!! AAA+++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at DragonCon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were attending DragonCon and had dinner at Ray's. As usual for their restaurant the food was very good, the service attentive and the views of all the folks walking by the window from the front dining room were priceless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an atlanta favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everytime we go to Atlanta we make a point to eat here. The food is excellent, fresh, and served efficiently.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    peatree
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We eat at Ray's at least once every time we come to Atlanta. The sushi is delicious. We've never had a bad dish there nor a less than exceptional server. We especially love Lonnie & Andrew. The live music is wonderful, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant always provides a fun experience. The food is very good, entertainment terrific and service superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Great seafood. Freshest fish and oysters flown in from northwest and northeast so cold all year long. Just a really good restaurant with consistently good fish and steaks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find downtown atlanta
    stantraveler
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Made reservations the first night and returned with my wife the second while visiting. Both visits were fabulous - food, service and vibe were all spot on. Will definitely make this a regular stop when we return. Sit in the bar area to people watch and admire the beautiful aquarium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful
    EatDrinkLive
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    What more can I say? We always have a wonderful time due to the excellent staff and superior food. Thank you for making our visits great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    paully
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friendly accommodating staff. Somehow made reservations for day latter, buy they accommodated a party of eight without issues. Cold seafood appetizer platter was excellent. Very good wines, steak and fish. Very nice atmosphere with live jazz singers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    wefinedoe
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    dat mac and cheese doe. oh ma gad. Rays was as good as expected. The steak was well prepared and the lobster was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I made the reservations for a group of business associates. Even though we had a reservation, seating was an hour wait. Once seated, the service was poor and inattentive. Food arrived cold. I will no longer make reservations at this location for my business team dinners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to expectation
    DavidVT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was hurried, like they needed the table turned ASAP - hadn't finished cocktails when the appetizer arrived, and literally within 1 minute of finishing appetizer the entrees were served. Except, they forgot to put in our side orders so they came out mid-meal. They did comp dessert because of the sides issue, but we had great expectations based on reviews. Additionally, my scallop entree was, while not horrible, just totally lacking in taste, and one of the scallops was not fully cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • large group
    lumberjack
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a large group. Little crampt however food was excellent. One steak was cold when served but corrected promptly. But who eats steak at Rays? Great place in DT Atlanta
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    ggbuellVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good Service, nice presentation. Cool Bar. This is a nice place for a business dinner or a romantic getaway. Steaks and Seafood are both excellent. Extensive wine list. Reservations are helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was A++. We enjoyed the entire dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood in Atlanta
    Earl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Another Great Meal at Ray's. The oysters are the best and always fresh. The lobster special was very good and afordable. Rasberry cheesecake was out of sight. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Experience
    fit2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food and the server was amazing!!! My girlfriend and I had lunch on Sunday and the menu for Restaurant Week had excellence selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.