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Ray's on the River
Ray's on the River

Ray's on the River Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raysrestaurants.com
  • Email: raysontheriver@raysrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (770) 955-1187
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Josh Warner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Vocal.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Customer parking along with complimentary valet service.
A word from Ray's on the River
Situated along the Chattahoochee River, take in serene views and enjoy a menu filled with classic Ray’s dishes, including fresh seafood flown in daily, prime cut steaks and regionally grown vegetables. An Atlanta dining institution, Ray's offers live entertainment and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. At Rays we are always proud to provide our guests with quality food and service. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Had not been to Ray's in several years due to moving out of the area. What a treat to have Brunch there Sunday and to see the same great quality of food and service. Our server was fantastic ."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had an excellent experience at Ray's on the River. The food was great! The staff were very professional and attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The entire evening was wonderful. Food was very good and served quickly and heated properly. The table service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with great view of lake. Food was delicious with plenty of options. I am considered the Red Velvet Queen, however, I must commend Rays for their RV cupcakes.... I thought I had made them myself. Service was excellent. I especially liked the team service where everyone helped make this a good dinning experience. Will definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "ONE OF THE BEST MEALS MY COMPANION AND HAVE HAD IN OUR 78 YEARS....SERVICE BY ANTOINETTE WAS EXCELLENT...I HYAVE EATEN HERE BEFORE AND HAVE HAD GOOD EXPERIENCES BUT NONE BETTER THAN THIS"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A wonderful experience, table by the window ,the flowers I ordered were on the table and staff was aware we were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Beautiful experience and highly recommend Rays on the River"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Hostess was a snob, waited 20 minutes in the bar for two glasses of wine then gave up. Had the Salmon Oscar and the Bernaise sauce was too salty. Wife had the scallops which were no better than average. Waiter, Adam, was the only highlight of an otherwise I impressive evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It has been several years since I dinned at Ray's. I selected you for a luncheon for me and two of my dear friends who I had not seen in quite a while. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on getting together at Ray's every couple months. The food and service were awesome. Thank you, Anita Jones"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and view was excellent. Service was about right."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My best friend was visiting from Chicago. She absolutely loved it!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I went to this beautiful restaurant for my anniversary and it was fantastic. It was dinner, so the sun was setting upon the river and the view is amazing at night. The food was delectable. I had the crabcake for an appetizer and my entrée was the lobster tail mash potatoes and asparagus. Needless to say, I didn't have anything to take home in a to go box. :) After dinner we sat by river and just enjoyed the ambiance and the flow of the water. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone planning anything special or would just like to have dinner. Really great place and the staff were so sweet and helpful and they did it all with a genuine smile."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great restaurant and great food. My girlfriend and I loved it very much!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I take friends and family out to Rays a few times every year. My brother and his son were in town for the Masters. I had taken them here before, and they were delighted to be going back. I like Rays because the service is unrushed, the noise level allows for good conversation, the food is always top notch, and the wines and drinks are well matched to the food. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, attentive, articulate, and highly professional. The experience is never hit and miss. On the contrary, it is reliably outstanding. There are only a handful of such restaurants in Atlanta. Among the "standard classics", I put Rays right at the top of the list."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The Sunday Brunch is OUTSTANDING and the service is great too. it makes a great place for any occasion. I take all my family and friends there. You can't beat the options...something for everyone."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "So many people that I know love Ray's....I really want to too! It is close to our home and has a lovely atmosphere. Unfortunately, I am often disappointed by the food. This last time we were there before a performance at the Cobb Energy Center, they were out of entrees at 6:30 p.m. and my coffee was lukewarm and my second choice entree was o.k. This place is a little too expensive for o.k food. Luckily my date was awesome (my husband) and the performance at Cobb was outstanding so our date night was still great with little help from Ray's. Sorry Ray, I want to love you but I don't think I ever will."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My husband and I had previously eaten at Ray's in the City and was told how great the food was at Ray's on the River. We stopped for lunch. I had the crusted grouper and it was prepared to perfection. My husband decided upon one their delicious sandwiches. Great food for foodies."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday Brunch. Variety of choices was outsanding."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "ROTR has been one of my favorite spots for meeting acquaints and Sunday brunch. The service is excellent from the time you hit the door!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The view of the Chattahoochee River is so nice here, especially on a spring day. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the menu has many offerings. Everything we ordered was delicious."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Originally our group was for 4 people. I made changes to the reservation a couple if days in advance - party of 5. I also noted that we would be celebrating birthdays. Confetti marked the table but there was only service setting for 4. This made our 5th guest really feel like a fifth wheel and made me feel bad for her. The wait staff didn't notice and I had to ask for it. Food was great, service good, wished we could have been seated at a table by the window looking at the river."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had the shrimp cocktail (which were as big as prawns really) and the spinach salad. Both were excellent but the spinach salad was drowning in dressing. Next time I will ask for it on the side. Ate out on the patio with a wonderful view of the Chattahoochee river...so serene watching the river flow. Our server, Donald, was very attentive and friendly!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have eaten at Ray's on the River many times and have never been disappointed. This time was no exception, we were celebrating my mother's 89th birthday and it was everything I had come to expect from Ray's. The food and service was excellent, it was a little crowded and noisy but it also was Prom season so that had to be taken into consideration. I would highly recommend Ray's for someone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just wanting a first class dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "our dining experience was not very pleasant due to a large party seated directly next to us. it would have been much more relaxing and enjoyable if the large noisey party was in an area not directly in the main dining area where one would expect a more quiet and less loud dining experience. the management asked if we would like to relocate due to the disruptive party without us saying a word to them which indicates to us that we were not the only patrons that had this experience. the food and service was great as well as the view of the river and the surrounding area."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service were great. Very pretty scenery"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I ordered the "chicken breast," but it is actually dark meat thighs and legs, with very little actual meat - mostly bone and skin. The asparagus was massively overcooked so I hardly touched anything on my plate - and the waiter didn't say a thing about it. Usually, when you have two bites and put your fork down, the server has the common sense to ask if everything was all right (it wasn't!). Ultimately I paid quite a bit for a meal I couldn't eat! Very disappointing evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Can 3 scallops for $34 EVER be worth eating them in view of the Chattahoochee River????"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Unfortunately, we had a very disappointing experience Saturday night. The glasses were dirty when we sat down and it took over 15 minutes for them to bring back clean ones...we never received bread (even after asking)...we were given the wrong bill at the end and had to request the correct one...a manager never even came over to check on us."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The evening at Ray's was fantastic. We went there for our anniversary and the entire staff was great. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long. We were fortunate to get a table near the river for a great view. The only downfall is that while we waited for a table (we got there early for our reservation), we tried to walk down by the river. The garden there was under construction. I can't wait to return in a few weeks to see what work they have done to make it gorgeous."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My waiter "Q" was pleasant but inexperienced. His attention to my table was poor. I had to continuously look for him and to becon him. He never returned to pour more wine or to ask if we were ok. The entrees were brought to the table but i had to call him and then wait for him to bring butter sauce and cocktail sauce for the seafood platter. The bread was too hard to eat. The second waiter should cover all tables in the service area as an effective back-up to "Q"."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our table overlooked the river and was a stunning and calming view throughout the meal. The water danced in the lights when the sun went down. The food was excellent from steaks to fried shrimp. The service I only rated a 3 but our waiter was on the floor only one week, he was very enjoyable and I am sure he will get up to speed soon."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Rays on the river provided an enjoyable birthday dinner experience for us. The view of the river and the flowering trees were beautiful. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and prompt. The food was delicious. Our group enjoyed the hot seafood appetizer, the salmon oscar, grouper, prime rib and strip steaks. All we're cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. As did the Cream brûlée, chocolate cake, and Key Lime Pie. We highly recommend Rays on The River"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We usually attend Rays for special occasion and every time it meets or exceeds our expectation. From the beginning the hostes check you in right away if you have made an RSVP. The wait staff very friendly and seasoned waiters. Always leave Rays very satisfied."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant when we want wonderful restaurant, close to home. It is always good and they treat you like royalty! Ray's is a great place with terrific food and perfect surroundings!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Ray's was an amazing place to done. From the perfect cocktails to succulent entries, Ray's is a top notch place to consider."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Dinner was great!!! Server was very attentive food was prepare quickly and we loved the complimentary dessert for us while celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary.."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrate our one year anniversary and she really enjoyed the beautiful roses she thank you rays on the river for the beautiful experience will be back"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I LOVE this chain.... very consistent. I always visit this location when in the Jax area. Everything - food, service - was excellent again. I will definitely be back when back in town."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Every visit is consistently excellent - food, service, wine, ambience. This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions as well as just a nice dinner out. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Not one bad meal or drink. Service is always outstanding and ambience is perfect. The old school love jazz and frank Sinatra feel in the bar is like no other in the Atlanta area. My favorite in the city when home from NYC."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was our first time and it was an awesome experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014