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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
  • "The food was excellent and the service was A++. We enjoyed the entire dining experience!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was a nice dining experience. It was a little price for what we got, but I do understand the location & need to charge more. The food was very good But the service could have been better. One down side, there was no valet parking, which meant a walk from the parking garage."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Celebrated my wife's birthday here with a group of our friends. Restaurant exceeded our expectations. Great food, great ambience and great service. Matt, our waiter did an excellent job attending to us. Would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Located in downtown Atlanta, close to many major hotels and attractions."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food looked old or reheated and was not tasty. Definitely not for the foodie."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Ray's is an outstanding dining experience. Located in the heart of Atlanta, the restaurant features a great blend of seafood, steak, and unique Chef's creations. We have dined there for years and have always found the food, service, and atmosphere on par and sometimes better than the Capital Club (located nearby). Highly recommended.....love Ray's and compliments to the Chef."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went with two other couples, and each got one $25 meal and one $35 one. Just the right amount of food, and selections on both the $25 and $35 version were great, making us wish we could try them all."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I am yet awaiting the eel sauce to accompany my sushi roll. Broiled plate lacked flavor and was not done to my liking."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I tried this restaurant during Downtown Atlanta restaurant week for an anniversary dinner. We had early reservations at 5:15pm so the restaurant was pretty empty. That may have allowed for the great service we received. Both the sushi and calamari appetizers were good. The seafood pasta I had for dinner was delicious! The cream sauce was light enough for the flavors of the seafood to remain. My fiancé's steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare. The flavor of the steak marinade was not to our liking but I think it was an Asian sauce so makes sense for the restaurant. The mashed potatoes were so buttery! Dessert was pre-made cheesecake but still tasted good. The regular menu was pricey so I would probably only return for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We are visitors to Atlanta and go to Ray's in the City every time we come to market. The food is always awesome!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "It's one of those restaurants that is clearly more attractive at night. During the day it is dreary, dirty, and smells old. That's right, it SMELLS old like it's been there for 100 years and they've never dusted. The AC units also drip on your head while you're eating. The food is good. I don't think I'd visit again. Been there done that. Not memorable."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Good food, OK service. Nothing wrong, but ultimately not worth it. There are dozens and dozens of places you can get the same quality food and service for 30-40% cheaper. It caters to business travelers on expense account. Even then, there are so many other places to blow dough? Skip it!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Ray's In The City is a regular stop when we are in town for market. The food and the service are always great and consistent. My wife and I talk about going somewhere different, but always end up back at Ray's for dinner or just for drinks."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was vibrant and refreshing. Great place for "people-watching"."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Reservations for a group of 8! The customer service that was provided was at its highest level, including recommendations and accommodations for food allergies. The salmon oscar was outstanding! We went during restaurant week so the price was very reasonable! I would definitely this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had made a reservation weeks in advance. Once we got there we were seated before a group without one. They were waited on long before us. I had to ask a server to have someone help us. We were never told who our server was and no one ever stopped to check on how our food was. It was great by the way."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My friend's & I, was in town for a family reunion. When we arrived we were greeted immediately and was seated. I would say the host was dry, didn't really smile; but, our waiter made up for what he was lacking. We was greeted by our waiter Andrew, who appeared very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendation's according to what we wanted to eat. We order crab legs which was OMG delicious, we got a pound of the king crab. Only thing about this is that I like cracking open my crab legs myself and they came out split. We also had filet mignon, crusted Parmesan scallops, Yukon gold whip potatoes, and fresh spinach. Everything was amazing & I highly recommend this restaurant and defiantly ask for Andrew!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time with my lady..... I got points for a great night out .... Good Looking Big Play Rays...... LOL!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A really good 'go-to' place for a lunch meeting downtown. Convenient to just about everything and quiet enough to talk. Not a touristy kind of spot, so even in the midst of summer craziness you can have a good experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Re-read my title. That should say it all It's not a place for foodies. Highly not recommended."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Went with a very large group (12) and had amazing service, great food and the cocktails are to die for. When you order something like a pomegranate martini, they don't just bring you a glass, they bring the whole darn shaker. Love it! We are going to make this our annual team dinner restaurant when we come to ATL. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food , service and ambiance was perfect. It is a great place for both business and casual dining. seafood was delicious and the service was beyond my expectations."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I was expecting very romantic dinner but received a subpar meal and service. Seated in a very nice dining room and at the table we requested but we were overlooked by the wait staff most of the night. We ordered a nice bottle of chardonnay, Oysters Rockefeller and Sushi; all were fantastic but expensive and slow to arrive at table. We shared the broiled seafood platter with cauliflower casserole; I hate to say but the cauliflower casserole was the best thing on the plate. This entrée consisted of a small piece (2-3 bites) of bland, mushy salmon, 3 plain shrimp, 3 tasty scallops and only one enjoyable but small, hush puppy sized, crab cake. Not impressed with small portions and unreliable food quality & service at this price point."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We loved it. The food and atmosphere, great. Will go again when in Atlanta. The Rays (No,we are not related:>)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is my second time dining at Rays. I went with a group this time and expected the service to be a little slower. It was not. The waiters did a great job handling us all. Food was fantastic. Definitely a go to place if you're in downtown Atlanta."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Celebrating our wedding anniversary. Restaurant was close to our hotel. Located on a busy street downtown, but once inside, the restaurant's atmosphere proved to be very calming and relaxed. We only ordered an entree' so if you're really hungry...order soup and salad, as well. The delicious salmon was cooked perfectly and the pork chop was very tender and juicy. We were presented a dessert in honor of our wedding anniversary. Nice touch to end a relaxed evening of celebrating our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I usually go to Ray's for the seafood but we started with sushi at it was awesome!! By the time we received our entree's we were full. Also the peach martini is delightful!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We took our office group out to Rays in the City, a party of 6. Service was professional and attentive, and the food was fabulous. We had a range of items, from the burger, crab cake sandwich, to the seafood platter. Everything was delicious, even the side item of creamed corn was special, and memorable (creamy with bacon and savory seasonings). We had a light desert (tangerine sorbet and the amazing key lime pie with macadamia crust) and our only lament was: where is the special chocolate desert? I hope someone at Ray's reads this review because their only 1 chocolate offering was a brownie with ice cream on it. Too ho hum for such a nice place. Boss paid the check without making a grimace, so we may get to go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "On my A list of dining in down town ATL Great value Great business dinner location !"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife, 16mo old, mom and sister met here for dinner a few weeks ago. My Mom and sister were in town visiting for work. We had some difficulty getting a high chair for my son. I typically would not carry a child into this style, but I did not have much choice since they were visiting and they chose the spot. I had noted in my reservation that we needed a high chair but it still seemed to be an issue once we arrived. Overall meal was very good. I recommend this as a special occasion or if you wanting a nice dinner while staying downtown. Server was nice. We had the buffalo chips app, lobster, tuna, and crab cakes. All of it was tasty."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a reservation, we arrived on time and they asked us to wait. After 10 mn I went to ask the status of our table and I was told it was ready. They gave us a table in the back squeezed between the sushi bar and the tables against the walls. They obviously don't care if you have a reservation and they accept too many diners. Too bad we won't come back.g"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food. I am never disappointed with the quality of food at Ray's. We enjoyed scallops and lobster and both dishes were enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Wonderful Sushi and other options. Great experience"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When in town for AmericasMart, my group has found this is the perfect place for supper. We were led straight to our table at our reservation time, right past a hoard of people waiting to be seated. Wonderful food, exquisite service, perfect atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great for its proximity to Americas Mart and entertaining during market"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Made a reservation while at the Americas Mart and arrived fairly exhausted after a long day. Our server was wonderful and the food & drinks were excellent! Also quickly prepared and served. We were very happy to be treated to a great dinner & great service even though we probably looked disheveled and dirty."
    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
  • "Food and service were great! We love the seafood and returned for lunch and had sushi the next day."
    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