Ray's on the River
The restaurant is beautifulThe restaurant is beautiful with huge orchids in the interior entry and large picture windows overlooking the river. The food is great and the service was fantastic!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA very enjoyable lunch experience..A very enjoyable lunch experience.. I've been to Rays many times for lunch. It is always a pleasure.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food....I had my graduation dinner at Ray's on the River. This was my first time here and it was a wonderful experience, the food and service were both excellent, I had a wonderful table with a view of the river it was simply divine...5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST of the ATL!!!Truly Rays on the River has to be one of the BEST quality restaurant experiences in the Atlanta area! The facility is gorgeous inside and out. Outdoors are scenic views of beautiful, well maintained, lush landscape and the peaceful Chattahoochee River. Inside, its chic, contemporary elegance meets fine dinning. The food is EXQUISITE! We were there to celebrate my Partners birthday, and he had the seafood platter (prepared Blackened) which is hands down the BEST in Atlanta. I had the pork chop, which was cooked "medium well" to perfection! That's a lot being that I don't like anything that isn't cooked "well done". This was our first dinning experience at Ray's and trust me, we will DEFINITELY be returning very soon! Bon Appetit!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence in DiningRays on The River is my place to take out of town guests. We have never been disappointed in the food or the service. If you love fresh seafood and an beautiful view of the river there is no better in the Atlanta area.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality, LackingAlthough the taste of the food that I could eat was very good. It was very limited. Especially, if you are not a big PORK eater such as myself. The desserts were alright at best. The cakes were very cold and came off as store bought instead of fresh from the oven. In my opinion, with the expansion; the buffet became limited inside of the compact area it was in. And the quality has declined. At the price point for this brunch, it should have offered more.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite RestaurantThis was our third time at Ray's. Each time has been a wonderful experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayWell we didn't have to wait over an hour. I was told by someone that even with a reservation we would have to wait, but was only about 15 min. They had complimentary valet and they were packed. Given the large number of people I think the food was varied and quite tasty. There was certainly something for everyone.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambience, but overpricedThe ambience is very nice with a great view of the river, but for $40 a head the food was good but nothing special. The french toast was dry, the eggs were overcooked, the flank steak was dry. Chicken tenders are macaroni and cheese are good but not worth that kind of money. The desserts were pretty good but rather limited (almost all cakes). For $10-20 less a person it would be perfect but their food used to cost less and be much better several years ago.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mother's Day BrunchThe Mother's Day brunch this year was amazing. The eggs benedict and skirt steak were two of my personal favorites but everything was so tasty and flavorful. The entire family loved their meal. I hope to make this a mothers day tradition.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGoose walkBesides the great food offered at Ray's on the River my wife and I were spell bounded by the mother and father goose and their 7 young ones grazing on the lawn.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choiceWe had the most wonderful lunch at Ray's on Saturday, 5/11. Our server was awesome in every way and the food was amazing. We stuck with all seafood and it was incredibly fresh. The staff was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a greatMy wife and I had a great time and the food was excellent. We heard so much talk about Ray's on the River and the talk was on point. Thanks for a great time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodLet me say I love the food and area. The wait staff made me and my family feel
Like family5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening...We enjoyed an early Mother's Day Saturday evening. We had comfortably unforced and friendly service that was informative, sociable and bright. She may have been oversat as she didn't appear quite as quickly as we might expect. Our food was unanimously excellent despite my stringent dietary limits. All were of very high quality with appropriate portion sizes. The live music in the nearby bar provided music without overwhelming conversation. One minor call out was a bit excessive air conditioning which left us all chilled by the end of the meal. So we gave four stars on the service due to minor delays and also on the ambiance for the cooler than desirable temp. Overall, however, thank you for a wonderful evening!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConfirm your river view tableIf you want a nice river view be sure to confirm it with them well in advance.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT EXPERIENCE!Highly recommend this restaurant, very good service and excellent food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food & beautiful river viewwonderful food. The steak and seafood perfection. Our first waiter didn't have much personality and thank goodness he got called away because the two ladies that took over for him were AWESOME. Think Lynn (was her name) and her partner made our experience very enjoyable. They were amazing. The wedge salad very good the blue cheese dressing wonderful. we split it and the kitchen brought out on separate plates. my Delmonico steak very good flavor - cooked exactly as asked. grilled shrimp - huge and very flavorful. my mother-in-laws fried shrimp and father-in-laws organic chicken breast were a huge hit. husbands tuna perfectly cooked and very flavorful. very nice meal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost anything imaginableAlmost anything imaginable is on the brunch menu, from A to Z. We are many-time visitors, and our favorites are the boiled shrimp and the fantastic desserts -- just wish our stomachs were bigger!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMlove this placeThis was our second year at Ray's for our anniversary and the experience was just as a awesome as the first. Awesome staff very friendly. The environment was great and the food was the best!!! Looking forward to next year!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EXperienceThis was my first time at Rays on the River and I loved it. The service was great. I was raining she we got there but the valet had umbrella waiting. I order flowers and it was on the table ready set bam. Our meals were on the mark -by the way I had the biggest grilled Hawaiian frest tasty fish I ever had at any restaurant. We had a great time. Thanks your staff you all were great. Rudy5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMApollo Associates Realty ReviewWe recently celebrated our Administrative Assistant's Appreciation Day there for lunch and enjoyed the experience. We requested a view of the river and got it. The food, food presentation, and service was five star. The ambiance was great and the experience. It was our first time there and all that we've heard about this place was accurate and true. Thanks so much for an excellent experience and we will be back again with our friends/families.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeThis was our first visit to Rays. We wanted to go somewhere new for our anniversary. Service and food was great and our
Server even gave us a complimentary dessert for our celebration.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-opera dinnerWe enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was delicious and well prepared as well as interesting. Our wait staff was very helpful and friendly. When I want to go out for a very nice evening I think of Ray's first.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is nice. A greatThis place is nice. A great date/romantic place. Service was wonderful, and the food is good but not great like I was expecting. I just feel something was missing. Me being a seafood lover I was expecting this place to become one of my favorites. I believe "Twist" in buckhead is alot better this place when it comes to seafood and its not as expensive as Ray's. However the view and setting at ray's is amazing.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience was phenomwnalThe ambience was phenomwnal and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend to friends4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for our 1st anniversaryThis was our first visit to Ray's to celebrate our first anniversary. The service was impeccable from the moment we walked in. I made a simple comment when making the reservation about the anniversary and it seemed the entire staff knew about it.
We were greeted and seated promptly in a roomy, comfortable booth with a great view of the river. Our server, Rubin, was knowledgeable and attentive without being a pest. The food was fantastic from the oysters Rockefeller to the flavorful steak and fresh scallops.
Is it a bit pricey? Yes, but you get everything you pay for. We wanted a quiet, romantic place with GREAT food and GREAT servce and that is exactly what we got.
We will DEFINITELY be back.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining spotHad a very enjoyable dinner at Rays on the river. Very vibrant bar scene with great music. Food was excellent and service was top notch. We will definitely go back there again for special occasions.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food (prepared to perfection)Great food (prepared to perfection) and service. A perfect place for a birthday celebration.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRays is a Atlanta tradition.Rays is a Atlanta tradition. The food is always very good and the views are fantastic. This is always my wife's favorite spot for special occasions.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentIt was excellent could not have picked a better place for my prom dinner.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a beautiful restaurantThis is a beautiful restaurant with terrific views and great service. The bread was wonderful as were the sides accompanying my dish which was the special of the night...bacon wrapped monk fish bacon and a spicy tomato sauce. The fish was not good at all and the sauce did not go with it. At $32.00 for the entrée, you do not want to make a mistake like that. The coffee was excellent and the dessert was good and beautiful. This is an expensive place to eat and with a view like they have, the food needs to step up.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe first employee we encounteredThe first employee we encountered was...rude, and that is the only reason I am not giving the restaurant 5 stars. Everything else, every one else, was FANTASTIC! The view is incredible, the food was delicious, and the staff (with the exception of one) was friendly and helpful. Though we were there for a romantic night as a couple, there was a group next to us with menu options easy to share. Based on observation I think it would also be a great place for a group.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my wedding anniversaryIt was my wedding anniversary and my wife and I had a wonderful time. It was not our first time at Ray's but everytime we go it is special. From the very friendly and attentive wait staff, to the wonderful ambience and view of the river, to the the light live jazz playing in the background. A great experience all around. We love it!!!!!!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlsways Great!As always, Ray's on the River was a wonderful experience. We take all of our out-of-town clients, friends and relatives there.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Dining ExperienceFantastic food and service. Decor was very nice and inviting. There is a great ambience. I always love coming back to Ray's when I am in Atlanta!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ChoiceI most definitely will return, the seafood and the steaks are outstanding. The pricing is right and the cocktails are good too. Outstanding view and walking path by the river is romantic.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was served quickly andFood was served quickly and everything was flavorful. Wait staff was excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Ray's and we will definitely return! The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. We decided to go to the bar for an after dinner drink and found the jazz music was awesome. The entire atmosphere at Ray's was most appealing.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our grandaughter andWe took our grandaughter and a friend out to dinner for her birthday. Our reservations were for 8. We requested with our reservation, a table with a view. We were seated in a nice big booth facing the river and it was beautiful. We started with the warm appetizer for 4 and it dissapointed a little. I didn't care for the bbq shrimp and the chalamari had too many fried jalapenos! The Oysters Rockefeller and the crab cakes made up for the other two though! They were delicious. Crab cakes as my entree next visit! My grandaughter ordered the delmonico, her friend had the fried seafood platter, I had the swordfish special and my husband had the lamb chops. We ordered deserts and all were sinfully delicious! Wonderful meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial birthday celebrationOur dining experience was absolutely fabulous!! My fiance' loved the restaurant! Very romantic!! They really made him feel special on his birthday. The food and service was magnificent!! The lounge singer was wonderful and provided a great selection of music. Perfectly enhanced our dining experience. I love great music. We will definitely dine there again and more frequently.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining In AtlantaI really enjoyed the ambience of Ray's On The River. I would definitely come back and refer other to this exquisite dining experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend, always goodHighly recommend, always good service, good food and ambiance.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my fiance, this wasI took my fiance, this was his first time and he loved it... we will definitely be coming back and back agin.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThose waffles OH MY!The brunch is AMAZING! Add a mimosa to that and you'll be in foodie heaven! Definitely worth the price and the view was amazing!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner PartyI love love love this place the service was a lil slow but the good was great and the atmosphere was very upscale and sexy4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife out for a surpriseI took my wife out for a surprise dinner along with flowers and wine on the table when we got there. She cried we had a wonderful time the food was all some. We will be going agin4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was getting ready to moveI was getting ready to move to Atlanta and I had read about this restaurant in one of the airline magazines as being the best seafood restaurant in Atlanta. I had driven by this restaurant on my occasional visits to Atlanta to see me friends. After reading this I knew I had to try this place once I moved. So a month after the move I went to this restaurant on my birthday with my girlfriend. I ordered lobster tail with chef's choice of vegetable side and my girlfriend had ordered Halibut fish coated with Porcini mashrooms. We both enjoyed our food. The service was also great. Our table candle had gone out and the waiter instantly recognized it and relight the candle. I wish I could afford it more for now i'll just visit on special occassion4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMChewy wahooI love Ray's on the River and frequent the place for lunch. This visit was only disappointing in the wahoo special which was dry and chewy. The presentation and flavors of the rest of the dish were all the usual high quality. Service was good as always.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch FareRay's on the river is one of our favorite places for Brunch, they just have the standard fare each time. They don't rush you, they let you take your time and enjoy the day. Never a let down always a good meal.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM