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

Ray's in the City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raysrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (404) 524-9224
  • 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: Seafood, Sushi, Steak
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Not my best experience at Rays but it's convenient when leaving the mart. Server wasn't as attentive as usual and food was slightly off"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great for its proximity to Americas Mart and entertaining during market"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Was there during the gift show. Food was substandard and it took us 15 minutes to get a drink."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Although busy because of the AmericasMart they are simply outstanding Abd THE place for quality seafood and sushi. It's not all seafood, not by a long shot, and it is truly exceptional."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food and good ambiance, our waiter was nice but slightly distracted otherwise everything were good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I've eaten at Rays several time when in town for Market and have always had a good experience. We went in for an early (6pm) dinner and were seated in a section with "M". The guy barely acted like he wanted to be there, never told us about the 1/2 priced wine special going on even after I told him that I would be drinking wine and the decided that after two glasses my co-worker and I must have been finished drinking because he took away our glasses eventhough we had ordered dessert. He bordered on being downright rude."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ray's advertised Fourth of July 1/1/2 Lb. Lobster Special for $16.95. The lobster meat was tough & chewy so we sent it back. The manager returned to say there was none left. Mind you, it's now 7PM. He offered us lobster tails instead. We gave them a try and after 2 bites, I sent mine back. It was dry & overcooked. My husband was hungry so he finished his. Ray's did not charge for MY entree but we received nothing more. On July 5th, a rep for the restaurant phoned for thank us for dining there and inquired about our experience. I was quite surprised that he had not been given a "heads up". I told him we would not be back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have eaten at Ray's in the City and at Ray's on the River numerous times and have never bee disappointed. It is a fun place to meet up with friends for an evening out. Food is excellent and the service is friendly and helpful. Always look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went here to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary since we were staying in downtown Atlanta. Since we had been to rays on the river and that expierence was great we thought we would get the same here. We were so wrong. Was seated promptly at our reservation time which was good but from thier it went downhill. Our waiter only visited our table 4 even though he only had one other table and it wasn't very busy. The food was subpar for the price. I ordered steak medium well and it was overcooked and had more fat on it then actual meat. My wife ordered shrimp that was undercooked. I will never go here again and will recommend that others do not as well. There were other issues but I'm running out of characters to type them"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I took my wife to Rays for our anniversary. We didn't know what to expect but the food was unbelievably good, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was absolutely perfect!! You cannot go wrong choosing this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed Rays in the City while in Atlanta! It was so good and the atmosphere was very romantic. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were a party of 9 celebrating a co-worker's last day. Service was excellent, they remembered every one's order so we didn't have to guide them when the food arrived. Their Wednesday special, salmon croquettes, was so delicious. We had a fabulous experience!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times and all of the times were excellent. My family and friends have enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner at Ray's in the City. We shall return. Also, the prices and quality of food are good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was trying to celebrate a birthday, and was surrounded by a large family birthday party with 4 children. They changed the ambience. My waiter forgot the wine and bread. Food was lukewarm. When asked, he said bread was by request. Due to the parking, I will try another location, but not this one."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were looking for great food, extensive wine list, attentive wait staff, and intimate atmosphere... Ray's had it all!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food and service - definitely a great place to have a business lunch meeting. Servers were respectful and aware that a business lunch was occurring - stayed out of the way and didn't interrupt conversations. These are true professionals. Made recommendations to a mix of nationalities."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was in Atlanta for a conference and one of my colleagues living in the area recommended this place. It is in a convenient nice area downtown. My wife and one year old accompanied me and they were very accommodating. Service is excellent. I chose the salmon with mashed potatoes and my wife had salmon with risotto. No complaints for either meal. We will definitely return for a few "date nights" next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Entrees perfectly cooked. Attentive service. Great urban atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had the broiled seafood platter. It was perfect. My wife had shrimp and grits. The shrimp had not been peeled, so it made for very messy eating. But she said it was the first time she had gotten more shrimp than grits. Excellent service. Look forward to eating here again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a wonderful spot for a group lunch. Each time we come we have attentive wait service and the food is simply delicious, especially the shrimp and grits! Thank you for providing such great service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went to Rays in the City for Father's Day lunch...food was EXCELLENT.... The restaurant was relatively quiet since it was early but the atmosphere was lovely overlooking Peachtree Street. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The oysters are great! I had the Manhattan ribeye....it was just ok."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a lovely time at Ray's in the City, went there for our Anniversary. Looked it up online before actually visiting. Parking was the only issue that i had with the location of the restaurant. Food was outstanding and nice setting. I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was really quick. As soon as we walked in the door, we were seated. The food was divine!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Nothing bad to say. Food was great, service excellent. Had the seafood platter and it was all delish. I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Ray's always has good food and service is also always great for me."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food and the service is good, but they keep the restaurant hot. The air condition by 8:30pm, I think was off and we left all with sweat and the windows all cloudy by sweat. It is very unusual for a seafood restaurant to keep it without the proper air conditioned temperature."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The varied menu was exciting and welcoming, the ambiance was romantic and relaxing, and the service was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this Atlanta gem. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Ray's on the river is much much better. Ray's downtown is just another restaurant trying to be upscale. It's not worth the money."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food way too salty. Service was terrible. When I pay over $200 for a meal, I expect a lot better experience than this. Don't go here; there are many better options in Atlanta for the same price."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything was great, but our window view was of the street where a bum decided to put on a show for us."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Had a nice bar and singer but then was led to an annex room (30 minutes late)with no atmosphere at all and a surly server. The food was fine but would not go back in not in main dining room "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was great; however, there was a bit too much salt on the salmon that was part of the seafood platte."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We arrived early was greeted promptly, and seated but the seating area could have been better! Enjoy the atmosphere and food and drinks, the pricing was extremely high, for a night out it was Memorial Day weekend, so we enjoyed it the hubby and I will go again but for a special Occassion only! SDR/ VTR HAMPTON GA"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Nice people and atmosphere.. Food for our whole group we discussed....was not terrible but not that good. A little pricey for what you get.... small servings too."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Rays always does an outstanding job for lunch when we are entertaining clients. Service and food was great."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Very nice menu selections and food was prepared exactly as ordered."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "first time physically sitting and eating in the restaurant, ive had take out mutiple times. always thrilled to eat the food. the restaurant wasn't bad. there was a loud group there. they were a little rambuctious. overall, my date enjoyed, so i enjoyed it. thanks "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary!! We arrived a few minutes early and we were seated immediately with no problem. Our waiter was very attentive to us and the live music in our area ( in a booth near the bar) just made the night even better!! We definitely plan to return to Ray's and we've already recommended it to family & friends!!! Oh make sure you bring your wallet full $$$ but so worth it!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a very good downtown Atlanta experience. Great atmosphere, great service and a very good menu."
    Dined on 5/15/2014